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Planning a trip to Umbria with kids: Looking for the most family-friendly town? 

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Gubbio, a beautiful hilltop town in Umbria, is the perfect destination for families looking for a fun and memorable vacation in Umbria. Gubbio is known for its medieval architecture and stunning views of the hills. 

From playgrounds in front of the Roman theatre to a dinosaur museum and truffle tasting, there's something to keep every member of your family entertained. For those who prefer exploring outdoors, there's a funicular that leads up to one of the most scenic spots in town. And if you're looking for some peace and quiet after all that excitement - don't worry! Gubbio also has plenty of cosy cafes and restaurants where you can relax with your loved ones.

Here's our Gubbio in one day itinerary with some of our favourite things to do in Gubbio with the kids.

Family Adventures in Umbria: Discovering the Best Attractions and Activities for kids

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Explore Dinosaur museum in Gubbio

Gubbio has many historical and cultural attractions. The city is also home to the Dinosaur Museum, which houses many life-size dinosaurs and fossils. Videos about the most fascinating animals of all time and educational boards with detailed explanations make this visit interesting not only for children but also for adults. 


The museum features various interactive areas where children can try out their archaeological skills.

Price:  Full €12, Reduced €9 for ages 4-18, over 65 and students

Free entrance for under 4.

Opening times: Please check the official website before travelling

Address: Gubbio, Monastero di San Benedetto, via del Perilasio 2



Enjoy fantastic views of the Umbrian countryside

Gubbio is a town in the province of Perugia, in the Umbria region of central Italy. It is located in a valley at the base of Monte Ingino, and is surrounded by forests and green countryside. You can enjoy the rolling hills from Piazza Grande, or catch a funicular that leads up to one of the most scenic spots in town. 

TIP: Gubbio has free public lifts that allow to reach the highest parts of town without having to climb on foot. We recommend taking a lift to the Cathedral of Santi Giacomo and Mariano and Museo Diocesano where you can enjoy stunning views of the Umbrian countryside without crowds. 

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Experience luxury truffle tasting

Gubbio is also famous for its white truffle. In Umbria, truffles are an essential element of their cuisine. It is combined with many dishes and is an element that enriches the typical cuisine of the region. In the center of Gubbio you will find many traditional workshops offering truffle tastings. If you want to spend more time in Gubbio, you can even enjoy a luxury truffle hunting experience with an experienced truffle hunter and his loyal four-legged friend.

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Have a break in the Roman Theatre Park

The town of Gubbio is known for its medieval architecture and its Roman ruins. The Roman theatre, dating back to the 1st century BC, has a well preserved auditorium (which could hold up to 6,000 spectators). Next to the ancient Roman Theatre there is a fantastic playground for kids with large trees that provide a lovely shade in the summer. 


It's a great place for a break after visiting the town and admit it, not many towns have a playground with a Roman Theatre as the backdrop :)

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Gubbio is sure to provide your family with plenty of activities and entertainment. Plus, there's a visitors train that takes you around town so you can explore it in a fun and interactive way.

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This is an absolutely stunning temple in the Marche region (40 minutes driving from Gubbio), hidden in the mountains.


Built in the early 19th century, the Tempio del Valadier has an octagonal shape and a clean and simple design. What makes this temple so unique is that the entire temple is built into a cave. It's located in the middle of a national park, so the views surrounding it are simply breathtaking.


There is free parking and a free shuttle bus on certain days (see their website for more information). Otherwise it’s mostly a 10 minute walk uphill. 


If you ever visit this area, you've got to add the Tempio del Valadier to your bucket list. It's a little bit off the beaten path, but it's totally worth the journey. 

Also, don’t miss the nearby Frasassi Caves. 


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Hotel San Marco Gubbio 3* check reviews here

Gubbio has probably the best family-friendly hotel in the area. 

Conveniently located in the center of Gubbio, Hotel San Marco is the perfect hotel for families. Set in a 14th-century building, the hotel has family rooms, rooms with terrace or direct access to the garden, and an indoor playroom for children. There is also a very nice garden with a playground. 

Additionally, the hotel offers a 20% discount on dining at the Locanda del Duca. 

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The restaurant has a classic medieval atmosphere and offers creative combinations of Umbrian products influenced by other national and international cuisines.

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