An holiday full of discovery, adventures and fun
Vicopisano is the ideal choice for parents because it offers a balanced mix of interesting things to do and see on one hand, and peace, safety and harmony with the places on the other hand. Many families choose smaller cities and smaller hotels which provide a peaceful environment and that allow them to enjoy their holiday as a moment to rest, but also as an experience of life in a different place, in contact with people and local traditions.
Vicopisano is a small village that can fit a child, arranged to accommodate families throughout the year as if they were an integral part of its community. Children can have fun together in the streets, in parks and gardens, but also exploring the territory participating to numerous cultural activities, creative, playful and natural ones, organized by the various associations and the municipal library.
What can a child do on vacation in Vicopisano?
A few suggestions and ideas to visit and live in Vicopisano with smaller eyes.
Full immersion in the Middle Ages
Nothing is funnier than discovering how was it like to live in the Middle Ages! The fortified village, the secrets of the fortress of Brunelleschi, through the Praetorian Palace and the museum exhibition will tell you how the daily life in a medieval monastery was. It's an adventure for the children who will participate to the guided tours of the monumental complex group of Vicopisano, that are free If you are under 10 years old!
For those who want a real full immersion weekend in the Middle Ages, nothing is better than attending the Medieval Festival in September and take part to the many activities, shows and animations dedicated to small knights and ladies.
Stories to live on foot or by bike
The territory of Vicopisano and of the Monte Pisano offer so much wildlife to see, and it make you understand how important is respect the environment.
There are many initiatives that, during the year o in some specific periods, put kids and teenagers in contact with nature, making their weekends or their holidays even more amusing. Take a walk to discover Monte Pisano, its workshops, its paths following the desire to discover ancient rocks o some Dinosaur's remains, hiking and rock climbing, but also novels told in the forest and plays that will make you smile and think at the same time.
Stories of farmers and artisans
Here you can live interesting experiences to better understand the typical characteristic and activities of Vicopisano's territory, following paths leading to discover the culture of the olive tree and the production of ceramic: come here and find out the secrets of mills, farms and artisan laboratories, attending demonstrations and laboratory activities. Inside the mills of the area you will see the process of crushing the olives, and you will have the possibility to taste and buy directly the exquisite oil produced. The potters will be happy to show you how to work ceramics, from modeling to turning, to painting.
The Vicopisano Library - which is also the headquarters of the Tourist Office - has a catalogue of around 22,000 volumes of which around 10,000 are for children and over two thousand DVDs including films, cartoons and documentaries, in four rooms equipped with free Wi-Fi, all available for lending. In addition to the loan of books in Italian/English/French/German/Albanian/Romanian/Arabic, the loan of DVDs, e-readers and ebooks, it is possible to use a games area and participate in the many events and recreational and cultural activities organised throughout the year.
- the page Bambini Vicopisano it's for you! containing many suggestions about what to do.
Download the free tourist guide ‘Alla scoperta di Vicopisano: piccola guida per piccoli turisti’ or drop by the library to pick up your free copy, in Italian or English!