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We are parents, too. We think traveling well and traveling with children shouldn’t be mutually exclusive. We have limited vacation time, and we’re not spending our few days of freedom in lousy hotels eating bad food. We know the world is full of wonderful resorts, cool urban escapes and far-flung lodges that can make our time with our kids count. We want it all, and we don’t think it should be so hard to find. So we’re going to share it with you.


Forte Dei Marmi: The Hamptons of Italy

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Forte Dei Marmi: The Hamptons of Italy

Amber Hunter

Just in case you need another reason to love Italy--though we doubt you do--we've found one: Forte Dei Marmi. The beautiful beach and even better atmosphere makes it the indisputable Hamptons of Italy and, dare we say it, an upgrade from our own Hamptons in New York. Lucky for you, we've got the best hotels to stay in at this incredible destination. 

Before you jet set off to Forte Dei Marmi, there are a few important things to note. The hotels themselves are not beach front. Instead, the wide beach is stacked with lounge chairs and most beach clubs, even if belonging to the hotel, are an extra fee. And as this is the destination for Italians to summer, many hotels have minimum night stays and they tend to get booked up rather quickly. So whenever possible, book far in advance! Now onto where to book...

For a Glamorous Getaway

For a sleek boutique with a glamorous crowd, look no further than Principe. This 5-star hotel is sure to impress with its modern design and stunning accommodations. Did we mention they have a hotel yacht that you can charter? Definitely what dreams are made of. 

Fun for the Family (& Still Plenty Glam!)

And if family friendly is your MO, book yourself a stay at The Augustus. It has plenty of old world seaside Italian charm with floral curtains and colorful hand-painted tiles. There are two buildings:  La Nave is shaped like a boat and has connecting rooms while  the main building does not have traditional connecting rooms. However it does offer some that connect through the balconies which are great options for older kids or nannies.