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What to do in Florence with kids? Here is a guide for a family holiday with the whole family. 

Florence is a magnificent city that tourists from all over the world, but what we are attracting to offer you today is a family-friendly Florence where children of all ages can feel comfortable and have fun.

A walking tour through the streets of Florence to discover one of the most beautiful art cities in Italy. Florence is a city within everyone's reach, especially children. Discover with us what to see in Florence with kids.

5. Hospital of the Innocents

Hospital of the Innocents

One of the first stops for children is the Hospital of the Innocents. Built in the fifteenth century, based on a project by Filippo Brunelleschi, it is one of the first orphanages in Europe. The route offers children a journey into the lives of their peers with audio guides that are able to involve both adults and children.
Inside the Museo degli Innocenti, there is also the renowned Bottega dei Ragazzi: a large equipped space dedicated to children aged three to eleven with educational and creative workshops.

4. Boboli gardens

Boboli gardens

The residence of the Grand Dukes of Tuscany and seat of the King of Italy hides one of the most beautiful parks in Florence: the Boboli Gardens. It's a wonderful park that surrounds Palazzo Pitti and which covers an area of ​​about 45 thousand square meters and which needs about 3 hours of walking to be seen in its entirety.

These gardens, like the other parks in Florence, are the perfect destination for children to have fun immersed in nature. Admission to the Boboli Gardens is free for children and teenagers.

3. Palazzo Vecchio and its tower

Palazzo Vecchio

Once in Piazza Della Signoria, one of the most important monuments of Florence, Palazzo Vecchio, will reveal itself in front of you.

It has been the seat of political power in Florence since its creation. It has seen the most illustrious personalities of Florentine history but still offers the possibility of a splendid and wonderful visit among its corridors, halls and unique decorations. Inside, many stimulating and educational activities are organized, even for the little ones, in search of secret and alternative routes, up to climbing the Arnoldo Tower to see the city from above.

2. The Uffizi gallery

The Uffizi gallery

One of the most popular destinations for young people, especially teenagers, is undoubtedly the Uffizi Gallery. A social sponsorship campaign for this museum began a few years ago, making it famous among the very young.

Museum educators create ad hoc itineraries for an unconventional visit to the museum, but even the independent visit presents the possibility of entertaining the little ones by walking through the collections thanks to different itineraries such as the floral one (tracing the flowers in the paintings) or the monstrous (tracking down mythological creatures or monsters within the paintings).

1. Duomo of Florence

Florence Cathedral

Arriving in the heart of the historic centre of Florence, you have an incredible and evocative impact with the magnificent view of the Duomo of Florence. A building with a variety of colours that attracts young and old. A mix of white, green and red that meet and create a play of light and shadow that make it one of a kind.

Children are attracted to this beautiful building, but climbing the magnificent dome, like the tower of Palazzo Vecchio, by Filippo Brunelleschi and seeing the city could definitely amaze them.

Florence with children is one of the experiences to try with the whole family, but these are just some of the possible itineraries for a family-friendly holiday, but we have not mentioned Ponte Vecchio, the Gigante adventure park, the Cascine park and much even more. What are you waiting for? Come and see Florence with your whole family.

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