As most of Italy is pretty child-friendly, meaning, they’ll be happy to welcome kids regardless of the time or setting, there aren’t many places that specifically cater to them. Aqua Hotel in Rimini is a nice exception. When we visited two years ago, our daughter was still a toddler. The room came equipped with a small baby tub for her to use in the shower. A “tiger” mitt came along with it, as well as towels with animal hoodies. The additional cot had sheets and blankets with baby designs and a little toy to play with. There is a baby club that operates at meals’ times so that parents can enjoy a little bit of time to themselves if they wish. The aperitivo was also well thought out with fabulous cocktails for the parents, the usual display of Italian finger food, and giant bubbles by the pool for the children. The beach is a short walk away (1 block). Secure your spot with the ombrellone (parasol) and stretchers, and enjoy it for the full day with the mandatory lunch break between 13h-15h (you can come back to your same spot after lunch). For lunch, you can go back to the hotel or grab it at the casual beach diners which offer tasty, home-made food. Be sure to rent the pedalos with the slide which are a bit hit with the children, but watch out for the medusas (jelly fish) which, depending on the day, can be present in large numbers. The children can play in the playgrounds set up in each of the beach areas (numbered from 1 to 200 or so!), but try to avoid using the neighboring ones as each is intended for the customers of the specific stall. Finally, for an evening meal just walk around the corner from the hotel in the main street and you’ll see a number of lovely trattorias with outdoor sitting areas which allow you to enjoy the passer by traffic.