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Family trip to Elba Island with children. Ideas on where to go with your child

Vacation in Elba is now mostly popular among families with children. There may not be any specialized children leisure centers or aqua parks – with this beautiful nature, clean beaches, and a lot of different activities you can be sure your child won’t get bored. By the way, if you want to swim a lot, you should plan your trip for the period from middle April till the end of November. During the rest of the year, you will be enjoying the views and historical landmarks almost all alone, as the tourist flow is twice less out of season.
Elba has a lot to offer to those, who like active and even extreme leisure. During one day here you can relax on a beach, dive to learn about the mystery underwater life, and go for a … Open
A child will most likely enjoy the view of Stella Bay from Barabarca beach. Thanks to clear water, you can snorkel enough, watching the underwater inhabitants. Le Ghiaie beach, where you can see a rare pink pebble, will also be interesting to children. Near the beach, you can also climb the Capanne mountain. Before climbing, consider the physical abilities of your child, otherwise, the trip won’t be pleasant for both of you.
Take your child to see the cave in the rock even out of the swimming season. This is a unique object of nature, inside which there is a pebble beach with several springs. Here you can also find nestings of almost two dozen species of local birds. Young geologists will also like a “blue stones beach”, where you can get by boat. However, by sea, you can not only get to the deserted beaches but to the neighboring islands as well. A child of any age will be thrilled by the idea of a voyage on a boat with a transparent bottom when you can watch the sea animals. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
There are lots of charming bays and gulfs for leisure on Elba; the island has very different beaches. Paolina mixed sand and pebble-stone beach is widely regarded as one of the most scenic … Open
Besides standard activities like catamaran rides, water skiing, slides, and trampolines, in Elba your child can learn diving in one of the local dive-centers. Both girls and boys will like SPA and algotherapy. It is not a coincidence that Elba is considered the biggest preventive health care center with mud and seaweed cure. You can take your child for a swim in Terra Nera lake, which water has an unusual color.
A child will probably be interested in a profession of a miner. In Elba, at the unique historic place, where the mines used to be, anybody can learn about the life and household of the miners from the past eras. You can ride a special tram and see the whole cycle of mining from the beginning till the end. Your child will also enjoy a cableway ride, which will bring you to the top of Capanne mountain without any efforts from your side.
Island of Elba offers its guests more than 200 hotels, inns and apartments to choose from. The most luxurious hotels are situated in Portoferraio, and exclusive Hermitage hotel is the one of … Open
Little history fans will like Marciana Alta village, where a lot of buildings from the medieval times had preserved. The ruins of the Roman Villa Le Grotte remind of the Romans’ domination times. Castle walls in Portoferraio, the capital of the island, which were built in the times of Medici, make you think about knights and dragons. Take your child to San Martino Villa, where the relics of the Emperor’s family are displayed. By the way, the construction of the Villa was finished by Napoleon’s niece’s husband. If your child is interested in art, take him to the International art center Italo Bolano. Little botanists will like Ottone, a botanical garden, located in Portoferraio. The most important thing you should know before going to Elba with your child is that for decades the island has been a protected area, the air here is clean and nature has almost never been affected by the damaging impact of the civilization.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Elba Island and surroundings

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Amusement parks near Elba Island
♥   Amusement park 'Cavallino Matto' Castagneto Carducci, 50.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Water attractions around Elba Island
♥   Water park 'Acquavillage' Follonica, Livorno, 44.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Acquavillage' Cecina, Livorno, 61.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Sunpark' Tirrenia, Pisa, 94 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Aquariums in Elba Island and nearby
♥   Aquarium 'Aquarium of Leghorn' , 84.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Zoos and gardens in/near Elba Island
♥   Zoo 'Centro Faunistico Parco Gallorose' Cecina, Livorno, 60.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Giardino Zoologico di Pistoia' Pistoia, 136.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Things to visit with your kids in Italy

Not far from Rome is another unique place for children's entertainment - aqua park Zoomarine. The park covers an area of more than 30 hectares. On its territory there are not only water slides, but also theme shows with aquatic animals. It is divided into several thematic zones: an island of dolphins, a forest of parrots, a glade of birds of prey, and a bay of pinnipeds. Another fascinating aqua park is in Veneto and it unites the park "Movieland Park" and the aqua park "Caneva". "Movieland Park" is dedicated to cinema, in which guests can feel themselves as heroes of adventure films with the help of realistic scenery and spectacular rides. The water park "Caneva" invites guests to relax on the real white sand, visit the "pirate lagoon" or go down on one of the many attractions. … Open
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Interesting places to visit with children around Elba Island

Guide to sightseeing and entertainment for children in Elba Island - parks, attractions, museums, zoos, water-parks. All fascinating and educational sites of Elba Island, which are must visit and see for your child. Find out the best discovery routes and places for kids (local theaters, exhibitions and museums), where you can spend quality time together. Elba Island for families with children.
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