Perugia is the ideal place to live and discover in the company of his family, a real source of entertainment for young and old ones.
Certainly not as chaotic as a big city yet it offers all the services and attractions of the larger urban centers : museums, shopping malls , cinemas , parks, but also restaurants dedicated to children, with babysitting services ( Ristorante – Pizzeria ” Città della Domenica ” Ristorante – pizzeria “Pinocchio” ; and themed rooms inspired by cartoon characters ( Bam Bam restaurant; recreated in the style of ” Flintstones ” ) .
Don’t miss a visit to the now historic amusement natural Park ” Città della Domenica “; located on the outskirts of the city. In the zoo park are rare species of birds and exotic animals, but also antelope, kangaroos , bison. Striking the reptile area inside the structure with species from around the world.
Along the way you will enjoy stations inspired by the most beautiful fairy tales of Pinocchio, the house of Little Red Riding Hood , the castle of Sleeping Beauty , the cottage from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs . Finally, Baby Cars , the Mini Launches, Bridge Fool and the Labyrinth ensure unforgettable moments for the whole family.
For lovers of nature the “Percorso Verde”; few kilometers away from the city center, offers a wide area for outdoor sports with bike, bmx dirt bike track, skating rink, running track, bowling, ping-pong tables and lots of games for children. Nearby is a restaurant – pizzeria with a private lake for fishing and picnic areas for playing beach – volleyball and mini golf. The restaurant is also known for its excellent torta al testo, a typical product of Perugia, in the summer you can eat outdoors on the tables surrounding the lake.
The Pian di Massiano Park features also a pond with swans, ducks and other species, around it is also a play area for children with various attractions, trampolines, inflatable games and picnic tables.
Another natural park ideal for outdoor sports is that of “Ponte Felcino”¸ even closer to the city center, which winds along the Tiber River and where you can not only sports but also participate in educational games and balance thanks to the swinging logs, bridge of lianas, and Tyrolean bridges built directly on trees , also on the river you can go rowing.
The park in autumn becomes particularly attractive thanks to the colors of fallen leaves that turn red and amaranth. Therefore it becomes an ideal destination for a romantic promenade or for a merry jaunt with the family.
Sports lovers can practice their favorite activities even in winter at the well-known “Junior Club“; and “Golf Club“, sports centers with qualified instructors for each level also for the little ones.
Children and all chocolate lovers are also the protagonists of a festival dedicated to cocoa in all its forms: “Eurochocolate”; in mid-october. During this event, the historic center of Perugia is literally covered with chocolate, in every corner of the city you can taste and try , but also participate in games , demonstrations , children’s workshops and performances. Throughout the year is moreover accessible the “chocolate museum ” of the historic confectionery factory of the ” Perugina ” . The company , known worldwide for its famous ” Baci ” (Kisses) also offers cooking classes dedicated both to adults and children to become ” Maîtres chocolatiers .”
In April, Perugia celebrates the ” creativity ” of children and young people with ” Fantasio Festival”; an event entirely dedicated to children with painting workshops , dance and music . An event which each year attracts more and more internationally celebrated personalities from the world of art for children. Among the initiatives also competitions for budding writers as well as meetings and debates among those who work with young people : teachers, educators , entertainers, an opportunity for growth and comparison with all our future generations.