Italians, just like Americans, love amusement parks. In Tuscany, you can visit parks which offer great attractions from wild rollercoasters for adrenaline enthusiasts to magic worlds and fun educational experiences for the very young.
Below is a list of the main adventure parks in Tuscany:
Acqua Village Park
Cecina (Livorno), Via Tevere 25; June 9-Sept. 9, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; one of the main attractions is the Intrigo super slide; there are also a variety of swimming pools with interactive water games, water massage, a playground with slides, waterfalls, an aqua bubble, a children's pool with two small slides, and a wave pool with animation and games; for prices and more details, visit http://www.acquavillage.it/en/tariffe/prezzi
Acqua Village Park
Follonica (Arezzo), Via R. Sanzio; June 9 - Sept. 9, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; for prices and more info, visit ttp://www.acquavillage.it/en/tariffe/prezzi.
Bagni di Lucca (Lucca), Via Scesta S.S. del Brennero; open weekends and Italian holidays through June 17, June-Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; entrance fee: €16 and €10 for children ages 10-14. For more in English and booking online, visit http://www.canyonpark.it/en/prezzi/
Il Cavallino Matto
Marina di Castagneto (Livorno), Via Po 1; 21-22; open April 24-25, April 28-May 1; May 5-6; May 12-13; May 18-22; May 24-29; open daily in June (closed on Wednesdays); 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; July 1-Aug. 10, Aug. 27-Sept. 16, 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Aug. 11-26, 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; among the many attractions, there is a Shocking Tower, which shoots visitors to a height of 55 meters in only 1.8 seconds and Rock'n'Roll, a ride that has five "arms" and 25 swinging cars; it has a number of different eateries and also a picnic area for those who would rather bring a homemade lunch; tickets: €24; reduced €17 for children not taller than 51.18 inches; free entrance for children not taller than 39.37 inches and for disabled.
Il Giardino Sospeso Parco Avventura
Hanging Garden Adventure
Riparbella (Pisa), from 10 a.m. to 3 hours before sunset through Sept. 15; Sept. 16-Nov. 30, open on weekends and Italian holidays; the park offers acrobatic tree top trails that include fixed and suspended platforms linked by crossings through the tree tops of varying lengths and degrees of difficulty; before attempting the courses, everyone has to go through a briefing and a little test provided by the park instructors; visitors are supplied with all the necessary equipment to travel the heights in complete safety; tickets: €17; reduced: €13 children shorter than 55.11 inches; instinctive archery lessons, € 7.
Fosdinovo (Massa Carrara), Via Cucco; Bungee trampoline, mountain bike course, and six different levels areal obstacle courses ranging from children's courses to an acrobatic course for adults, with suspended obstacles, wings and ladders while safely connected to a steel wire; open May 13-June 10, weekends and Italian holidays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; June 11-Sept. 15, daily, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; last access is two hours before closing time; tickets: €21; €16 for children younger than 18; €9 children only for specific children routes. http://www.parcoavventurafosdinovo.it/nirvana/?page_id=111
Parco Avventura il Gigante
Il Gigante Adventure Park
Vaglia (Florence), via Bolognese; April-May, open on weekends and Italian Holidays, June 1-Sept. 15, daily 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Sept. 16-Oct. 30, weekends and holidays, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; last access is three hours prior to closing time; it is one of the largest adventure parks in Italy, with a choice of over 10 high rope course, suitable for all ages; free entrance for spectators; entrance fee: €18; reduced €12 for children ages 3-5 and €15 for children ages 6-12; for more details and to purchase your ticket on line, visit http://www.parcoavventurailgigante.it/biglietti/?lang=en
Parco di Pinocchio
Collodi (Pistoia), Via S. Gennaro 3; open through Sept. 23, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sept. 24-Oct. 28, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; last access is 45 minutes prior to closing time; Pinocchio's tale was written by the Florentine writer Carlo Lorenzini, known with the pseudonym of Carlo Collodi (take from the name of his mother's native village); walking through this park, you'll find all the main protagonists of the story; tickets: €13; reduced €10; buy your ticket online and save €2.
Parco Avventura Cielo Verde
Adventure Park Green Sky
Marina di Grosseto, Via della Trappola 180; May 13-Sept. 9, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; outdoor adventures include swinging through tree tops, sliding through the air on a zip line, balancing on trunks and much more; tickets: €18; reduced €15 for children ages 7-12 years; €10 for children ages 3-6 years; the fee includes equipment rental and mandatory safety training; an entrance fee is valid for two hours and a half of activity.
Rapolano Terme (Siena), Località Fontemaggio 25; games and attractions for children of all ages and adults; horse riding courses, acrobatic courses; mini golf; open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on weekends through June 15; open daily June 16-Sept. 16; open on weekends Sept. 22-Oc t. 28; entrance to the park €3 and €5 Sundays and holidays; free for children younger than 13; for acrobatic courses: €12; €10 children ages 5-13 years; €5 children ages 3-4 years.
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