Family amusement in Italy: 15 excellent parks

Whether you love roller coasters or are just looking for something to balance a few days of museums and churches, you’ll find what you’re looking for at one of the outdoor parks below. Note that these parks are excellent for kids, but most of them are fun for any age. All the parks are included on the map at the end of this post. Let me know if I’ve missed any of your favorites!


Bomarzo Monster Park, Italy

“Bomarzo” by ladabar via Flickr, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0


 Sculpture parks (blue on the map). Explore outdoor sculpture while walking through the trees. Let the kids run around or even climb on the sculptures.


Chianti sculpture park labyrinth



Giardino dei Tarocchi, Italy

“Card XIX – The Sun” by Yellow.Cat via Flickr, licensed under CC BY 2.0


 Amusement parks (pink on the map) with roller coasters and rides a la Disneyland. 


 Animal parks (yellow on the map) One of Italy’s most visited animal parks is the Bioparco in the center of Rome, but there are many other places to see animals in the country. Have a look at the yellow markers on the map to see whether you’ll be anywhere near them.


Simone ramella flickr gardaland

Photo by Simone Ramella via Flickr licensed under CC BY 2.0

 Water parks (light blue on the map) On a hot Italian summer day, nothing beats a good water park! There are actually quite a few smaller water parks in Italy, and many of the parks above have a water component, but I wanted to include only the best of the best in this list.



View Italy Parks for kids in a larger map


Tarot Garden photo by Taslair, Monster’s Park photo by Andrea Marutti, Gardaland photo by Simone Ramella, labyrinth photo property of Chianti sculpture park, used with permission.

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