Photos illustrate more powerfully than words the need to pack light for your family holiday in Italy! Ground transportation is never simple, and chances are, kids however young will need to be able to manage being responsible for at least one bag, if not all of their bags. We suggest that families pack no more than one carry-on or similar size suitcase, with very sturdy handles and wheels due to cobblestone streets and such, and one backpack per person, or if possible less. Definitely not one thing more… The payoff of minimizing your stress carting excess luggage around is well worth the sacrifice of not bringing certain items.
As you can see below, our family has had to navigate many challenging baggage situations, from a boat transfer, whether by ferry or skiff, to waiting on a dock, hoisting bags quickly on the narrow and hard-to-reach racks on Italian trains, or squeezing baggage into smaller cars.Add to favorites
In a boat:
On a dock:
In a car:
On a train:
Keeping your packing simple will assist you with getting where you need to go with less stress and hassle!
Author Shannon Kenny is Founder of Italiakids.com and the Arte al Sole children’s arts and cultural programs in Italy.