There are a huge variety of natural and historic sites to visit in Italy, which can make trips to modern attractions such as amusement parks seem less appealing. However, whether you’re looking for a fun family day the country’s increasingly impressive line-up of theme parks is well worth a look. Here is a list of the best amusement parks in Italy.
Gardaland is included in the top ten of European theme park and is located between Peschiera del Garda and Lazise, on Lake of Garda in Italy. The park improves year after year presenting different attractions. Actually, Gardaland shows five roller coasters and a total of 56 attractions. The park includes the Gardaland Sea Life Aquarium and the Gardaland Resort Hotel, a magical place where you can spend a fantastic holiday.
Location: Via Derna 4, 37014 Castelnuovo del Garda
Nearby sights: Castelnuovo Del Garda, Palazzo Ducale, Villa Romana
Tel.: +39 045 644 9777
Nearby hotels: B&B Ristorante Vecchia Broglie, Meet Gardalake Hostel, Speranza
This is a theme park located near Rome. The theme park offer to its guests 36 attractions of various kinds as: 3D interactive dark ride, launch coaster, spinning coaster indoor, splash battle, 4D cinema, Winx’s dark ride, raft ride, free fall tower 70 meters high and a lot of kiddy rides. The Rainbow Magicland theme park is open from April to early November and in the Christmas Holiday.
Location: Via della Pace | Loc. Pascolaro, 00038 Valmontone
Nearby sights: Museo di Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, Collegiata Church of Santa Maria dell’Assunta, Fontana del Colle
Nearby hotels: Domus Trevi, Hotel Martis Palace, Hotel Boutique Nazionale
This is the largest amusement park of the Romagna region. It is located at Lido di Savio, not far from Ravenna. The park offers dozens of attractions for children and families, as well as for those who love strong emotions. Mirabilandia boast to have two of the most beautiful roller coasters in Europe: the inverted coaster Katun and the new launched coaster iSpeed, and in 2012 will be opened Divertical, the highest water coaster in the World.
Location: SS 16 Adriatica Km 162, 48125, Ravenna
Nearby sights: Basilica San Vitale, Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, Basilica di Sant’Apollinare Nuovo
Tel.: +39 0544 561156
Nearby hotels: Hotel San Giorgio, Melody Hotel, Hotel Marina
Inspired by the world of cinema, Cinecittà World include several themed areas and more than 10 attractions as a big roller coaster with 10 inversions, a free fall tower 54 meters high, a flume ride, a family coaster indoor, a panoramic fly simulator and many kiddy rides. When fully implemented are expected 3,000,000 visitors per year.
Location: Via di Castel Romano, 200, 00128 Rome
Nearby sights: Colosseum, Pantheon, Palatine Hill
Nearby hotels: Palazzo Olivia, Hotel Manfredi Suite in Rome, The Fifteen Keys Hotel