February 22, 2013

Minitalia

Minitalia lets you see all the famous Italian landmarks in miniature, located just minutes from Bergamo. As well as seeing Italy in miniature, there is lots to keep everyone entertained as there is Luna Park which has carousels for both children and adults, a mini zoo; cows,
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Parco della Preistoria

This park dedicated to the prehistoric times and is situated in Rivolta D’adda in the province of Cremona.  It takes approximately one hour and twenty minutes by car to reach this park from Como.   You can find out all about the dinosaurs that ruled the earth with
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Genoa Acquarium

The mission of Genoa Aquarium is to increase public awareness of environmental problems.  The aquarium is the biggest in Europe and hosts 59 tanks which reproduces the marine and terrestrial habitats from around the world, thus providing homes for more than 6000 creatures
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Castello di Breno

Castle  Breno is approximately a two and a half hour drive from the town of Como (depending on which route you take and also traffic).  The castle is composed of numerous buildings that were constructed over the the centuries and now integrate into the hill on which the castle
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Archeopark

The Archeopark is situated in Vallecamonica, an open-air museum taking you back to prehistoric times. The park is just under a one hour drive from Brescia and Bergamo, one and a half hour from Tonale and just a few minutes from Lake Iseo. Driving from Como will take you
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Swissminiatur

See all the famous landmarks of Switzerland in one go at Swissminiatur in Melide, Lugano.   Children will love this area as there is also a few amusements rides and a miniature train that children (and adults) can go on for a tour round the park.  You need to buy tokens from the
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Cornelle Zoo

The zoo is situated in the town of Bergamo and  is approximately a 60km drive from Como, journey time around 1 hour 20 minutes. Cornelle Zoo is home to over 100 species among birds, mammals and reptiles.  You can see a variety of animals from the white tiger to the alligaitors of
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Playparks

There are a number of small playparks dotted around Lake Como, it is just a matter of finding them.  You will notice that the playparks in Italy are not just full of kids, often there are whole families there; mums,dads, grannies and granddads. It is a time for families to
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Go-karting, Milan

Dromokart in Milan has a  780 metre indoor karting track with lots of twists and turns.  Karting is for everyone ranging from 8 years old upwards.  You can take part in fun-filled organized races against your friends and family.  Wear suitable clothing such as trousers and
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Castello Di Vezio

You can visit the tower and vaults in Castle Vezio that date back to first World War. This medieval fortress surrounded by olive groves is located up on the mountainside above the town of Varenna and is now a bird of prey breeding, nursing and training centre. There are daily
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Gardaland Waterpark

The Gardaland Waterpark in Milan is  a fun way to keep cool during the summertime.  The park has something for everyone from little toddlers to big kids (even mums and dads). Baby Lagoon – for babies and toddlers (accompanied by an adult) Slow moving river with large tyre
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California Acquapark

This acquapark is located in Chiasso, Switzerland, just across the border from Como, Italy. This is a fantastic place to take the kids where they will have lots of fun in the large swimming pool equipped with flumes.  However it appeals to all ages as it has a relaxing jacuzzi
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