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Italy beach vacation with a baby

Oslo, Norway
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Hi

We are planning a four week vacation in August and will split it beetween two weeks in Croatia and Italy. We will travel from second week in August to Croatia

Previously we have been to Rome, Milano, Toscana, Sinque Terre, Amalfi Coast and Sicilia.

We really like Italy, and will be travelling with a 8 months old baby. We prefer a relaxed beach holiday, going to restaurants in the evening, and maybe some shopping. We would like to rent an appartment/house or stay at a hotel with an appartment. We dont love overcrowded beaches, and are open to try something new, from where we have been before.

We will not to much tourist attractions with the baby in the heat. We would like to either go to Italy and then Croatia or the other way around. We have looked a bit on South East part of Italy (Bari etc), and Sardinia. I see that its a boat from south of Italy to Croatia, but this is not a must.

All suggestions are much welcomed:)

Thanx in advance:)

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Potentially dangerous surroundings might be lurking in the environment you select if you do not know the health conditions of the people who want to mingle with you and your child. Travel restrictions that will be in effect might determine your choice or deter your plans altogether. Options for canceling hour vacation in Italy and elsewhere might be a requirement. Places that bring crowds will be confronting you with danger. The heat will be one large insurmountable obstacle. What are travel restrictions for Croatia? No shame in staying home for protecting the health of your family. Beaches might not be be as relaxing as you might imagine .It might be risky vacation planning and even worse to undertake these plans should the pandemic be there. Cancel now should conditions with the infection from the pandemic threaten you.

Edited: April 13, 2021, 12:06 am
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Hi

Possibly, the reason why you are not getting too many helpful replies is because all beaches will be crowded in August if things return to nearly normal. "Ferragosto" is a national holiday in Italy on August 15th and lots of people head to the coastal areas for a week or two to escape the heat of the cities.

Apart from Sardinia and the beaches of Puglia, the island of Ischia also has sandy beaches, shops and restaurants. I don't know which beach might be best with a baby.

http://www.ischiareview.com/

https://www.ischiareview.com/beaches-of-ischia.html

https://www.italyreview.com/best-beaches-in-italy.html

You could also have a look at Lake Garda which also has shops and restaurants but the beaches are mainly shingle or coarse-pebble.

Eddie

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Relaxed beaches in August? Only if private or with a boat.

County Durham...
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Hi

Yes, the three hotels we stayed at in Ischia had private beaches. If you want any more info ask here.

Eddie

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I've never been to Ischia! Talk of the Ferragosto hols fills me with dread as we remember what it did to the numbers last year.

I wonder how they will control things this year in view of that? I intend to go to Italy in September which is why it concerns me. But that's a personal concern and of course no-one in Italy wants a repeat of last year's impact on numbers.

Oslo, Norway
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Hi

Thanks for your input. Regarding Covid 19 concerns, we will follow the numbers closely and have a cancellation option when booking. We will also take the vaccine before any travel.

Any tips on which area to stay in Puglia /Bari area? Is it worth visiting?

Best regards haalis

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August is "usually" the peak tourist/beach month, and especially around the 15th. It becomes a bit less crowded towards the end of August.

The beaches in Puglia are beautiful.

https://www.thethinkingtraveller.com/italy/puglia/beaches-in-puglia

Bandiera Verde beaches are rated the best beaches for children.

Here's the 2020 list:

https://www.quantomanca.com/bandiera-verde-ovvero-le-spiagge-a-misura-di-bambino/

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My brother is an MD of infectious diseases. All adults in family have been vaccinated. We are planning a family reunion in August, if possible. No one has to fly. Even still my brother has advised my son and his family not to attend because they will have a 6 month old. Babies cannot be vaccinated and do not fare well with Covid. Please check with your child’s physician. He/she may have a completely different view, but the risk should be carefully assessed.

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My brother is an MD of infectious diseases. All adults in family have been vaccinated. We are planning a family reunion in August, if possible. No one has to fly. Even still my brother has advised my son and his family not to attend because they will have a 6 month old. Babies cannot be vaccinated and do not fare well with Covid. Please check with your child’s physician. He/she may have a completely different view, but the risk should be carefully assessed.

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