Florence is the perfect place for a family weekend getaway, so what are you waiting for? Let’s start planning the perfect holiday with kids in Italy. Follow the mole!
You will never-ever get bored to visit Italy with kids, in every season, including winter! So what about a family weekend getaway in Florence? The Renaissance city is one of the best spot to visit during this period, with less tourists and more relax. If you can, book now a winter family escape here and you will not regret it! Florence is a quite small city, you really don’t need to walk too long to get from one highlight to another, so this is the perfect family weekend getaway for you and your kids. Amazing art, food and traditions will make you wish to live in Florence for a while, to truly understand the Italian spirit and way of life.
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FAMILY WEEKEND GETAWAY IN FLORENCE WITH CHILDREN, THE BEST TIPS
EXPLORING THE HIGHLIGHT WITH TAPSY
First time in Florence? I am here to help! Book a Tapsy Tour and enjoy all the marvellous monument the city has to offer with a tour specifically tailored to children needs. With the help of a booklet full of games and a professional guide, discovering the city will be a memorable learning experience for the whole family. I’ll bring you also to meet one of the most relevant men of the Renaissance, his name is Leonardo da Vinci and kids will be amazed to know how much that genius has changed everything in art and science. I am waiting for you!
WHERE TO STAY DURING YOUR FAMILY WEEKEND GETAWAY
Try with Oltrarno, this area just beside Ponte Vecchio is less crowded than the rest of the city centre and allows you and your kids to easily walk or ride (use bicycles!) to all the main attractions.
ATTRACTIONS TO NOT MISS FOR ANY REASON
The Uffizi Gallery, let’s talk about that. It is one of the most crowded museums of the world, but you can’t say you have visited Florence if you don’t step inside this building. Be patient, go early and – possibly – during the week. Buy tickets in advance, please! A nice thing to entertain your kids could be checking together the Uffizi website and read about the masterpieces, so once you get inside it will be like doing a treasure hunting to find them! Palazzo Vecchio is the perfect example of how a family (the Medici) could rule a city for a very long time: it’s simply magnificent and full of secrets kids will love to discover. The Duomo and its dome, made by famous artist Brunelleschi, is a great example of gothic in Florence. Do your kids love gardens? The Boboli Garden is the place to be! Made by the Medici family, it is the first example of Italian garden, that inspired many other famous gardens all over the world.
WHERE TO EAT
Go local, always. Food in Italy is amazing, but tourists traps are everywhere, so better to choose carefully if you really want to experiment some great local food. You can try these restaurants but your family weekend getaway will be complete after visiting the Mercato Centrale , where to enjoy and taste the best local products and the street food. Easy, delicious, kids approved!