For families looking to please everyone by combining beach, sport, nature and culture, Italy ticks all the boxes. Today Penny partners with Ros Hotels to explore a family beach holiday perfectly placed to sightsee and cycle too.
Ros Hotels are an Italian Hotel company based in Bibione, close to Venice, Italy, at the top of the Adriatic, or behind the top of Italy’s boot, if you prefer a visual pointer. Ros Hotels own three hotels perfect for families seeking a relaxing beach holiday, while also being close to famous cities of northern Italy such as Venice, Verona, Padua and Treviso. Hotel de Palma de Majorica, Residence Millennium and Hotel Las Vegas all score nearly all excellent and very good ratings on Trip Advisor.
What to expect at Ros Hotels Bibione
The three hotels focus on their family offer with private beach, private pool, free bikes and free wifi. Children receive a welcome gift and there is a games room.
Parents can relax knowing that they will find everything they need at the hotel for the holiday: family rooms, cribs, changing tables, nappy bins, baby phone, child seats, and a fun entertainment service for children during meals.
On the outdoor terrace Ros Hotels host shows, dancing, musical nights and theme parties, for the whole family. In the restaurant you can taste the typical specialties of local and international cuisine, as well as baby menus, light menus and personalised menus by request.
What can you do locally?
Looking at Bibione from above you see how green it is, there are plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in nature, from paddling in the lagoon in a kayak, to spotting deer, wild horses and tortoises in Valgrande.
Or why not cycle to the beautiful lighthouse? There are cycle paths along the whole of the resort promenade which are safe for beginners, with more challenging terrain in forests and mountain bike trails. Or cycle into town or choose a foodie route, taking in wineries on the way. Routes offer something for all levels and range from 6-75km.
Sailing, surfing, kayaking, canoeing, horeseriding, and tennis coaching are all available locally. Hotel guests can enjoy discounts and special rates at the Horse Center, the Tennis Club, the Sailing Club, the Windsurfing school, the 18 hole Golf course, the Spa of Bibione and the Reptilarium. There are also waterparks and shady forest walks nearby.
Exploring Venice as a family
Taking children to car free Venice is laid back and leisurely, getting lost together wandering little streets, hopping over canals, watching gondolas sail under bridges. It’s a city where my children didn’t complain once about walking for once, plus there are so many shops full of colourful souvenirs to admire and pigeons to chase in St Marks Square. Venice is 1 hour 20minutes from Bibione, although it would make a great stopover to your holiday as Treviso or Venice are the best airports to reach Bilbione.
Exploring Verona as a family
There is so much to appeal to children in Verona: the Arena ampitheatre which is older than the Colusseum in Rome, Romeo and Juliet’s balcony, towers, an incredible array of biscuits, nougat and other sweet treats. Add to this pizza and gelato and a city which is perfectly sized for little legs and you have the makings of a fabulous day trip. Verona is 2hrs 15mins from Bibione.
When to Go?
Plan your trip to achieve the perfect temperature for your family’s ideal balance of sunbathing, sightseeing and sport. Venice can be very busy in August, but our experience and other sources suggest it being smelly in Summer is a myth. September was warm and not too busy, we experienced occasional heavy showers. May is meant to be a quiet, sunny time to visit, but may not be quite sunbathing weather, depending how hot you like it. In June the temperatures are rising quickly, with heatwaves possible. February is the other notable time in Venice, when the carnival is on.
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Have you been to Bibione, Verona, Venice with your family? Are they on your list?
Post written in collaboration with Ros Hotels