Italy is still a family-oriented society, and kids have free rein just about anywhere they go. A crying baby at a dinner table is greeted with a knowing smile rather than with a stern look. Children under a certain age almost always receive discounts, and maybe a special treat from the waiter, but the availability of such accouterments as child seats for cars and dinner tables is more the exception than the norm. There's plenty of parks, offbeat museums, markets, ice-cream parlors, and vibrant streetlife to amuse even the youngest children. Prénatal (www.prenatal.com) is the premier toddler and baby chain store in Italy, with branches in Arezzo, Florence, Lucca, Perugia, Pisa, Siena, and many other towns. You can buy Huggies and Pampers (ask for pannolini) at most supermarkets, and a decent selection of formula (powdered milk) at pharmacies.
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