The Grand Hotel Excelsior, Sorrento
Celebrity fans, including Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren and Richard Wagner have flocked to the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria in picturesque Sorrento for decades.
Today, children are encouraged to embrace the Italian way of life by taking cooking lessons from the hotel chef in how to create the perfect Neapolitan pizza.
A playground, five-a-side soccer field and swimming pool are also on offer. The beautiful island of Capri is a short boat ride away, while families seeking cultural excursions have the historical cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum within close proximity.
Prices from £4732 based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing two garden view rooms with breakfast, including return flights from London Gatwick to Naples and private transfers.
For details, Tel: 0800 294 9218; www.classic-collection.co.uk.