Florence with Kids: A Children Approved Itinerary

Italy, Florence Guide (B): Florence with Kids: A Children Approved Itinerary

Florence city centre is not the easiest place to visit with kids.The city is absolutely stunning, but the kind of experiences it offers are kind of a hard sell to kids, especially very young ones.

The colourful churches and the medieval towers that make adults travel here from the other side of the world only mean so much to small children, and while they are fully able to notice how different everything is from back home, they would still trade any Florentine building with a stop at a playground.

This doesn’t mean that you should give up on the idea of visiting and take a walking tour of Florence city centre with kids: today, we did just that and saw that with a bit of lateral thinking we all had a great day. We wanted to see Florence’s main squares and we devised an itinerary that we hoped would keep us and the kids happy.

One: don’t be overly ambitious. To avoid majour breakdowns and tiredness, we always make sure that the itinerary is short and doesn’t involve too much walking (aka: time on dad’s shoulders). ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
This article is featured in the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" on iTunes App Store and Google Play. You can download the app to your mobile device to read the article offline and create a self-guided walking tour to visit the attractions featured in this article. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for IOS   Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for Android

Sights Map

Guide Name: Florence with Kids: A Children Approved Itinerary
Guide Location: Italy » Florence
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Santa Maria novella   Santa Maria del Fiore   Battistero   Piazza Della Signoria   Fontana del Nettuno   Ponte Vecchio   Uffizi Gallery   Piazza Duomo  
Author: Marta Correale
Read it on author's website: http://www.learningescapes.net/florence-city-centre-with-kids/

Useful Travel Guides for Planning Your Trip


Souvenir Shopping Guide: 16 Unique Products to Buy in Florence

Souvenir Shopping Guide: 16 Unique Products to Buy in Florence

Compared to other Italian "grands" like Rome, Venice, or Milan, Florence is relatively less-known to an outsider for any local products, save, perhaps, Florentine mosaics and Fiorentina FC. Fortunately, there are tonnes of locally-originated things that this Italian city is rightfully...
Top 14 Pubs in Florence

Top 14 Pubs in Florence

Florence, the city of art and beauty has no problem in mastering the art of the nightlife as well. Local pubs are very popular and appreciated among the Florentines and the tourists. Locals and native English speakers that study or live in the city cannot wait to welcome tourists in their cozy...
Florence's Tasty Coffee Shop Guide

Florence's Tasty Coffee Shop Guide

The caffe scene throughout Italy is an important factor of everyday life. People will pop in to their favorite bar on their way to work for a quick espresso breakfast with a pastry, they’ll grab a slice of pizza for lunch or drop by for an aperitivo before dining out and take a peaceful digestivo...