7 of the best properties in Europe for family travel

Traveling with young children and teenagers can often be challenging: finding the right place that caters to all ages may not always be simple. Still, there are properties that are, at the same time, ideal for toddlers, kids, teens and adults, properties that feature a vast array of entertaining options that will make everyone happy – no matter if it’s summer or winter.

Villa Passalacqua, Lake Como

Large, spacious and beautiful, Villa Passalacqua enchants at first sight: its grounds run from high up in Moltrasio all the way down to the shore of Lake Como. The cozy living room, with its imposing fireplace and well stocked bar, is perfect for the whole family to gather round on chillier nights; when the weather is warmer, the terrace with the large pool overlooking the lake is a hit with young and old alike. Thanks to its eight magnificent suites, Villa Passalaqua is ideal also for large families.

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Verina Villa, Sifnos

If you are looking for a quiet and stylish retreat on the Greek islands, Verina Villa is the place for you: located directly on the beach in Vathi, this property is perfect for active families who enjoy partaking in a variety of activities. The villa has, of course, its own beautiful swimming pool, but also a tennis court, a gym and a playground for the little ones. And while they play, their parents can relax at the villa’s hammam. The property is also close to restaurants and shops – so the opportunities for fun are really endless!

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Les Confines, Provence

When you travel with little ones, you know how important it is to keep them entertained: at Les Confines children will have the time of their life. The garden is equipped to make any child happy: it features a playground, sandpit, large trampoline and beautiful wooden playhouses, as well as a ping pong table, swimming pool, children’s bicycles and much more… all with the beautiful backdrop of the countryside of Provence. What more could a family ask for?

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Masseria Petrarolo, Apulia

A masseria is an ancient fortified farmhouse and the beautiful region of Apulia features an incredible number of these amazing buildings: Masseria Petrarolo is one of the most beautiful and it offers everything a family could ask for. Thanks to its enclosed courtyard, children can safely play outside, and the two pools will definitely be a hit with those who enjoy swimming. With eight bedrooms and plenty of indoor and outdoor living areas, there is room for everyone, even for larger families!

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Blue Bay, Ibiza

Who says Ibiza is only for party-going 20-somethings? At Blue Bay Ibiza there’s fan to be had for the whole family! Grown ups will enjoy the beautiful views – which are even more incredible when taken in at sunset, with a cocktail in one’s hand – while children will definitely appreciate the infinity pool, ideal for never-ending diving sessions. Some of the best beaches on the island are also nearby, so sea lovers will be happy as well: a perfect vacation spot for everyone who is looking to relax and have fun in the Balearic Islands!

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White Deer, Dolomites

Surrounded by the unique and breathtaking beauty of the Dolomites, the White Deer lodge is a magical place where everyone’s dreams can come true: perfect for families who enjoy skiing, the property is located on the amazing Dolomiti Superski ski arena, and offers a warm and cozy welcome after a long day of outdoors activities.   Children can get a real taste of a healthy mountain life, surrounded by beautiful nature, while adults can indulge in more lavish activities such as wine tasting in the property’s private cellar.

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Villa Aurora at Forte Village, Sardinia

Large and airy, Villa Aurora is the perfect retreat for a family seaside vacation in beautiful Sardinia. With its 1,000 sqm private gardens, it offers the opportunity to play and explore for the little ones, while the sun deck by the pool is ideal for resting and relaxing. The beach, located between the village of Pula and Capo Spartivento is sheltered from the elements – making it perfect for playing and for swimming in shallow, crystal clear waters.

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Paolo Macchiaroli is CEO of My Private Villas..

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Comments (1)

  1. John says:

    Hi Paolo, I love the look of Villa Aurora. Would you be able to indicate how much it would cost to rent in July for two weeks?

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