IN A NUTSHELL
Visit Florence On Your Next Trip With Kids
Ideal for a Toddler
Ideal for a Child
Hotels in Florence
Best Area to Stay in Florence
To better organise your time when travelling to Florence, it’s best to stay in the city centre. However, thanks to the well interconnection by tram to different parts of the city, its easy to reach different areas around the center.
Family Friendly Hotel Recommendations in Florence
Activities for children ages 0-5
Tiring our babies and toddlers whilst they absorb all that is around them.
There are different museums that have many activities for children like the Leonardo Museum.
In Piazza della Repubblica there is an old carousel that could be a good experience.
There are also many playgrounds around the city.
Activities for older kids
Keeping the older kids happy, entertained, and reducing the amount of times they ask for a screen or complain about being bored.
If you’re travelling to Florence with kids, you will find several different museums that have many activities for children like:
- The The Istituto degli Innocenti, Along with the Istituto degli Innocenti, this museum offers special activities for families and children,
- The Palazzo Strozzi Foundation offers a “Family Kit”, containing material for both children and adults,
- The Galileo Museum includes a series of themed tours and workshops that introduce kids to the world of science and its history through play.
- Archaeological museum
- Palenthology museum
- Galileo’s telescopes
- The toy soldiers museum (Calenzano)
- The Planetarium museum
- Firenze for families map
Here are two apps to learn while having fun:
Firenze Game (the free app to discover the city with an addicting game) and
The Medici Game (an investigative video game, at the interior of the Pitti Palace rebuilt in 3D).
In winter at the main Piazza of the Cascine’s park – Piazza delle Cascine, there is a small Luna Park.
Libraries in Florence
In Florence you can find different libraries that have different activities and spaces for children like:
Parks & Playgrounds
If you’re travelling to Florence with kids, you’ll surely don’t want to miss out on the amazing parks and playgrounds there.
There are many parks in and near the city centre such as:
- The Cascine park
- The Giardino Borgo Allegri
- The Giardino Lungarno del Tempio
- The Giardino D’Azeglio
- The Piazza Dei Ciompi Park
- The Giardino dell’orticultura
- The Orti Del Parnasso
- The Giardino della fortezza
- The Roses Garden
The Fattoria di Maiano is a really good place, where kids can take part in some activities like petting the farm animals.
A great park to have a nice adventure at, is the Parco Avventura Il Gigante.
How to Get Around in Florence with Kids
Florence has good a transport service. So, if you are in the city centre, you can move easily by walking, by bus or by tram.
You can visit the city all year round. However, the best period to visit Florence are the mid seasons.
Climb the tower of Florence’s Duomo
Kids will love climbing all the way up to the top!