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Florence guide - For children

Florence is truly a destination that the entire family will enjoy. Kid are adored in Italy and are welcomed and catered for in bars and restaurants. Two recent laws have improved the situation for parents even further: the ban on smoking in restaurants and bars has made them far more family-friendly, while the law on disabled access make it far easier to take a pushchair into museums and churches.

Even with younger children you can do most of your sightseeing on foot. Kids will feel like they are going back in time with all of the old monuments and galleries but do make sure you leave time for some fun and some free play as well. Happy children are hydrated children, so be also sure to bring plenty of water along and to stop often for gelato at small cafes along the way.

With so many fascinating places to see and visit, children will never forget their trip to Florence.


FOR CHILDREN


  • MUSEO DEI RAGAZZI
    The Museo dei Ragazzi offers guided tours of the Palazzo Vecchio and other Florence attractions in English, French and Italian. And the family tours are specifically designed with kids in mind. Learn about Renaissance Florence, follow a secret passage and hold court with a Duchess…
    http://www.museiragazzifirenze.it/


  • STIBBERT MUSEUM
    The Stibbert Museum has one of the most important western arms and Japanese armour collections in the world.
    http://www.museostibbert.it/


  • ART ACTIVITIES
    Painting lessons for children, teenagers and adults (in English, French and Italian) may be booked in one workshop located in the center of Florence.
    http://www.painting-courses-florence.com/


  • PARKS
    Several parks can also provide a play area where families can relax: Piazza d'Azeglio, Borgo Allegri, the Horticultural garden in Via Vittorio Emanuele II 4. The Cascine park, the Garden at the Fortezza da Basso (the park is located beside the Fortezza between Viale Strozzi and Viale Spartaco Lavagnini).


  • PINOCCHIO PARK
    This is a great and magic place to take the children when travelling to Florence. This theme park is located in Collodi (60 km from Florence), birthplace of the author of the Pinocchio story.
    http://www.pinocchio.it/


  • MUSEO LEONARDO DA VINCI
    Small hands-on museum designed to educated visitors about Da Vinci’s inventions.  Large wooden models of his machines give younger children a tactile understanding of Da Vinci’s theories and discoveries.
    http://www.mostredileonardo.com/site.asp?idSito=1&idLingua=10&idPagina=3


  • BOBOLI GARDENS
    Here you can find beautiful and impressive fountains to look at, pebbled paths flanked by neoclassical statutes to run along and pretty gardens to play in.
    http://www.firenzemusei.it/boboli/index.html


  • LA SPECOLA
    With its 8 million specimens, it is the most important naturalistic museum in Italy and one of the greatest in the world. It has a vast collection of stuffed animals, sea shells, birds, fossils, butterflies, etc.
    http://www.msn.unifi.it/mdswitch.html?newlang=eng


  • SHOPPING FOR KIDS
    If you need to buy toys for your kids, don’t forget to visit BARTOLUCCI (Via della Condotta 12), DREONI (Via Cavour 33) and LA BOTTEGA DI LEONARDO (Via de' Guicciardini 45). For Italian kid clothes, try ASSUNTA ANICHINI (Via del Parione 59).

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