Italy is a wonderful place to travel with kids. Honestly, most rentals are kid friendly in Italy. Some of course, more than others.

Lake Como is in the Northern part of Italy and it’s a popular destination for vacationing European families. It hasn’t been discovered so much by Americans, so it’s not so overcrowded like more popular destinations like Cinque Terre.

I would recommend skipping the hustle and bustle of large cities when traveling with young kids in Italy. The Italy countryside is so beautiful and perfect for kids it would be a travesty to miss it. Setting up base in a nice Lake Como rental and then doing day trips to big cities like Milan is a great way to go.

At the end of the day, you can return to your balcony facing the lake to unwind from all the craziness.

Italy is an affordable country for American travelers, and you will be surprised at the rentals you can afford in Lake Como.

Pro tip: if you have kids of reading age  grab a few books to introduce them to Italian culture before you go. It makes fun reading on the flight!

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There are tons of things to do in the Northern Italy area for traveling families. Take a look at my list of just a few of the activities.

5 Family Friendly Rentals on Lake Como

  1. Villa Mare


Decorated in the traditional Italian style this has a balcony with a view to the lake. It sits on 3 acres with lush gardens and beaches for swimming. One review says it was the “best vacation she ever had”. Each “villette” contains one bedroom, living room, kitchen, dining room and balcony.

$165 per night

2. Cadennabia Griante


This top floor rental boasts a pool! Check out the pictures on the site of kids swimming and playing. It’s beautifully decorated in a modern style, has 2 bedrooms and sleeps four.

$135 per night

3. Casa Margherita


Decorated in the traditional Italian style, this apartment is close to everything. It has two bedrooms and is very well reviewed. They provide a crib for any families traveling with a baby.

$97 per night

4. Casa Alla Piana


A large, comfortable rental with an impressive view of the lake and the mountains. Casa Alla Piana sleeps 5 and has everything you might need – even a safety gate for the stairs for little ones. Make sure to take a look at the pictures, the views are amazing.

$63 night

5. Il Pungi Topo


This rental looks like something out of a movie, it’s completely charming. It’s location  on Lake Lugano instead of Lake Como gives you the opportunity to check out Switzerland and the beautiful city of Lugano. There’s a slide and a small play pool in the garden for the kiddos.

$119 per night

Next: 11 Things to do in Northern Italy With Kids

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