Florence for children

Florence offers lots of ideas for great and unforgettable holidays with children. Here you can find many places where your children could have fun and enjoy the city with you.

Some museums have special programs and guide tours for small guests. Among which the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio (Piazza della Signoria, tel. 055.2768325) with not only a fabulous collection of masterpieces, but also an interesting guide tours and workshops dedicated to children and families. After visiting the Uffizi you could have a walk along the banks of the Arno river and admire some of the eight bridges that cross it. The most famous is the “Ponte Vecchio” where greengrocery shops and butchers were housed in the past. Then Ferdinando I de’ Medici ordered to close it and relocated there goldsmith’s and jewellery-making shops.

The Galileo Museum (Piazza dei Giudici, 1, tel. 055.265311) presents a large collection of scientific and astronomical instruments. Here are a lot of interactive playground which children will like and appreciate.

The Leonardo Da Vinci Museum (Via dei Servi, 66, tel. 055.282966).

Do not miss the opportunity to visit the famous Boboli Gardens.

You can visit the Piazzale Michelangelo that overlooks Florence. It seems to be created just for admiring this picturesque panorama, taking beautiful pictures with children and learning more about the most important architectural monuments of the city.

For eagers of famous Italian ice-cream, gelato, we suggest you to go to the historic “Vivoli” ice-cream parlor, near Piazza Santa Croce, the “dei Neri” ice-cream parlor in via dei Neri or the “La Carraia” ice-cream parlor that prepares one of the city’s best granita (friut-flavoured slush). It is great position for enjoying an ice-cream watching a beautiful sunset that encolours the city in all the shades of red, pink and blue.

For those who want to relax, we recommend to visit the “Parco delle Cascine”, a huge green area where you can have a rest in nature. This is a great place for children to spend time outside in afternoon while you can sunbathe on green grass with a drink or have a picnic.

Another place that we can recommend if you are downtown in the San Lorenzo area is the restaurant “The American Dinner” where you can try dilicious American-style burgers. Here you will find a special children menu and play space for little guests.

Florence always gives an attention to children: activities and workshops in museums, city events, libraries that contain not only some of the oldest books in Italy but also materials for children, gardens, bell towers and many other things…

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  • More space available for children (we know how important it is for the little ones).

  • More freedom to organize your day respecting the rhythms of the whole family.

  • The opportunity to cook a meal at home.

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