Is Florence good for relaxing with the kids? Yes, if enjoyed with walks and interactive activities in the city’s most famous museums.

Yes, if enjoyed with walks and interactive activities in the city’s most famous museums. Indeed, the city offers beautiful green walks, scenic views perfect for family photos, and museums with specific activities for children.

What is there to do in Florence with kids to fill up on culture without boring the little ones? We have many tips: start packing, you will not regret it!

Migliori passatempi per bambini in viaggio raccontare storie

Visit children’s favorite museums

Have you ever been to Palazzo Vecchio, one of the city’s iconic buildings? Maybe you didn’t know it featured among Florence’s children’s museums, but it does: from botanical tours to painting workshops, tactile experiences, and games inspired by court life, there are a wide variety of activities for kids up to 12 years of age.

Another idea for visiting Florence with children is the Galileo Museum, which we told you about recently: the educational activities are divided by age group and designed to involve the whole family. Is your child a science buff? Then consider a trip to Campania’s capital, Naples, the  City of Science.

Museo Galileo Firenze - A tutta scienza 04

© Sabina Bernacchini, Museo Galileo, Firenze

Tour of the Florence Egyptian Museum

We know that children love to be amazed: the secret to keeping them entertained is to alternate educational activities with playful moments, a bit like we saw on the trip to Rome with the kids enjoying the zoo, museums, and playgrounds.

What child would be indifferent to mummies? A visit to Florence’s Egyptian Museum in Florence with children is a guaranteed success. Its Sunday family itineraries are an intriguing adventure filled with interesting facts about hieroglyphics, pharaohs and the mysteries of ancient Egyptian civilization. By the way, remember to book your tour!

Where to take the perfect family selfie?

Florence, from above, is something else. Are you walking with your children and want to avoid queues and crowded places? You can always choose a different vantage point to admire its stately buildings and monumental churches.

One of Florence’s most famous vantage points is Piazzale Michelangelo, a sumptuous terrace from which to admire the city, the Arno River, and the surrounding green hills: breathtaking. Have fun with the family discovering the most beautiful backdrops for memorable souvenir photos!

firenze dall'alto panorama da piazzale michelangelo

Immersed in greenery, a few steps from the center

A stop at the Boboli Gardens in Florence, among the world’s most famous examples of Italian gardens, is a must. Populated with statues, grottoes and nymphaea, the park is connected to Forte Belvedere, another fantastic vantage point located at the top of the hill of Boboli.

Weekend a Firenze coi bambini - credits Riccardo di Biase via Flickr

© Riccardo di Biase via Flickr

Che ne dici di una tappa ‘profumata’? Dal Piazzale Michelangelo puoi scendere verso il Giardino delle Rose, incantevole parco cittadino aperto dal mattino al tramonto: un posto speciale, dove passeggiare tra roseti e bonsai, ammirando i tetti e i campanili della città.

Strolling through the historic center

What are the essential stages of an itinerary in Florence of one or more days? In this wonderful city of art, you are simply spoiled for choice!

Piazza della Signoria, with the aforementioned Palazzo Vecchio, is a highlight, as is Piazza del Duomo with the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Uffizi Gallery. Anxious about visiting this great museum with children? No worries, you can always book online, keeping in mind that guided tours for children are organized here too.

Weekend a Firenze con bambini - Uffizi credits Kotomi_ via Flickr

© Kotomi_ via Flickr

To Florence with Italo

Thanks to high-speed rail, you can indulge in wonderful experiences anytime you want and take advantage of special family-friendly deals. Indeed, Italo’s trains to Florence provide more than 50 daily connections to major cities: the trip from Roma Termini to Florence, for example, takes only one hour and twenty minutes. Not enough time to raise the fateful question: Mom, how much longer?


Cover photo: © Tony Hammond via Flickr