The amusement park nearest to the city of Milan, Minitalia Leolandia, began as a leisure park of tiny Italian monuments and has grown to include a huge variety of different theme park areas with rides and other attractions.
The original park, Minitalia, features 160 well-known monuments from around Italy in miniature, which can be especially interesting for younger visitors but is enjoyable for travelers of all ages. Leolandia appeals to animal lovers with an aquarium, a reptile exhibit, and a parrot house (there are live shows featuring the birds). There's also an area devoted to Leonardo da Vinci and his many inventions, with a ride based on da Vinci's designs for something akin to a helicopter.
Other themed areas include one dedicated to the Wild West, another dedicated to pirates, one that's all about Peppa Pig, and lots of good old-fashioned amusement park rides – some of which are also on water. One ride allows groups on different boats to fire at one another with water cannons. There are also entertaining live shows staged regularly.
The number of rides your children can go on depends on their height, but even for the youngest kids there are fun areas and things to do. There are several on-site restaurants, including one that features gluten-free dishes.