Visiting Florence with kids is always a good idea, especially if you know the most child-friendly activities in town! Come and discover them with me!
Florence, with the Uffizi Galleries, the church of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Baptistry of San Giovanni, is one of the most visited cities in Italy. If you are planning to visit it with your family, keep reading my list of the best things to do in Florence with kids!
1. TAPSY TOURS
In you are looking for an engaging way to explore Florence with kids, try the Tapsy Tour of Florence. Through games and kid-friendly historical references, the whole family will learn everything about the art and history of the town while having fun.
2. Il PORCELLINO (The Piglet)
According to popular belief, if you rub the boar’s snout, you will return to Florence at least once in your life. Isn’t it a good reason to rub it all together?
3. MUSEO GALILEO
If your kids like astronomy and science, you can’t miss this museum! Here you will find an extensive and very interesting collection of science instruments. Moreover, the museum offers several workshops tailored to children of different ages.
4. BOBOLI GARDENS
The Boboli Gardens are full of fountains, statues, grottoes and flowers. Here you can have a pic-nic, or just relax on a bench and enjoy the amazing view of the Duomo and of the countryside around Florence. Definitely a great place to have a break from a tour of Florence with kids! TOP TIP: Play hide-and-seek with your kids among the hedges and statues that adorn this garden.
5. PIAZZA DELLA REPUBBLICA
Considered the heart of Florence since the Roman times, this square is a must-see for everyone visiting Florence with kids. In fact, besides carrying on an engaging history, it boasts an extremely charming antique carousel that kids (and not only) will love!
6. LEONARDO DA VINCI’S MUSEUM
This museum is definitely the place to go if you visit Florence with kids. You have been warned! In fact, Leonardo’s machines, considered that kids can activate most mechanisms themselves, are a true wonder for kids. Visit it with a kid-friendly guide to discover all the secrets behind Leonardo’s machines in an engaging way!
7. BARTOLUCCI STORE
Pinocchio has a long tradition in Italy and its hometown is exactly Florence! If you come to Florence with kids, take them to this shop to see how artisans still make amazing wood toys!
8. PIAZZA DUOMO
Thanks to the street artists, painters, carriages and flag wavers performing in Middle Ages costume that populate this square, Piazza Duomo can catch kids’ eyes in a blink of an eye! TOP TIP: Climb the stairs of the Dome and see with your kids who can count how many steps are for first!
9. PALAZZO STROZZI
Take your kids to this palace to enjoy not only interesting exhibitions, but also workshops for children of different ages. TOP TIP: at the Info Point is available, free of charge, a Family Kit full of activities to explore one of the most child-friendly exhibition centers of Florence with kids!