Things to Do in Florence with Kids

Top Family-Friendly Things to Do & Kid Activities in Florence, Italy

Things to Do in Florence with Kids

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  • Brita S
    Aberdeen, NJ106 contributions
    Great view point and wonderful for sunset! Easy hike as well, not too steep. It can get crowded as it is not a 'best kept secret', but it's a very pleasant place with a nice atmosphere.
    Written August 13, 2022
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  • Luke T
    8 contributions
    The entire plaza in Florence is well worth a visit and we would 100% recommend visiting it. It was the most beautiful city we saw when we were travelling around Italy and it is a must-see! If you book the tickets on the official website for the landmarks (see here - Opera Duomo Firenze) you can choose different types/groups of tickets to suit you. We would have loved more time in Florence as we were only there for 2 days, 3 days would be perfect as it is quite expensive to eat/stay (more expensive than Rome!) but the views from the dome and tower are breath-taking!

    The opera del duomo museum is not to be overlooked either as it gives you so much history and background to the city of Florence as well as the Piazza del Duomo.
    Written August 12, 2022
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  • Brita S
    Aberdeen, NJ106 contributions
    This is another piazza you just can't miss when in Florence. Surrounded by old buildings, it's perfectly beautiful. Though not the place to necessarily hang out for long if you don't want to be surrounded by gazillions of tourists!
    Written August 10, 2022
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  • Ozan Karahan
    Krakow, Poland1,493 contributions
    There are several historical religious buildings in Florence. In my opinion, this one is the most beautiful, although others seem to be more popular. It is located on a hill, with very nice views of the city.
    Written June 30, 2022
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  • Moores Road
    Chennai (Madras), India434 contributions
    The range of foods is great. We had the stuffed canoli (with ham), trapezzini with pork, the mixed seafood grill, and biscotto gelato with chocolate, all from different stalls.
    Written August 7, 2022
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  • Robert L
    Amherst, MA1,518 contributions
    The Duomo museum has the best from the actual Duomo. The statues are amazing.
    It contains the other 2 Pietas done by Michaelangelo.
    The original Baptistry doors are here in addition to the door competition.
    Written July 10, 2022
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  • Brita S
    Aberdeen, NJ106 contributions
    Ponte Vecchio is iconic - you just have to cross it when in Florence. It's very crowded though, maybe go early.
    Written August 10, 2022
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  • Ozan Karahan
    Krakow, Poland1,493 contributions
    Galileo Museum is quite interesting museum with a huge collection of technological instruments on exhibition. It is possible to understand the evolution of science throughout the history.
    Written July 11, 2022
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  • Richard Wong
    Hong Kong, China50 contributions
    Wonderfully beautiful architecture.

    When you stroll around, don't forget to slow down and appreciate the amazing buskers or painters. They bring the artistic Florence alive.

    Learning the history of the Renaissance and the Medici family will bring a fresh angle to see Florence.
    Written July 23, 2022
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  • Lance H
    Boerne, TX1,277 contributions
    I was walking down the street and came across this museum. I was a little worried about paying for the ticket considering it could have been a tourist trap with a bunch of junk. It turns out it was a good purchase - even if it was a tourist trap (it's not). You get to see and work with many of DaVinci's inventions. Some of which he never built, just designed. Kids will enjoy this; I know this big kid did.
    Written February 22, 2020
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  • Europeanfemaleshere
    Istria, Croatia196 contributions
    Beautiful building impressive and stunning!

    We only saw the outside as we only had a few days to see Florence.

    The only thing is we had to run the gauntlet of touts selling you tickets to get inside and all other sorts of things you didn't need. Every single time we walked past we got accosted by one of them...you politely say no but they are a nuisance!
    Written December 16, 2021
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  • Brun066
    Florence, Italy11,056 contributions
    In addition to the Certosa del Galluzzo (which I visited for the second time after many years) I have experience of some other Italian Carthusian monasteries, more or less famous: Pavia, Naples, Padula, Calci, Pontignano near Siena. In none of these have I been able to take advantage of a guided tour so complete and so easy to practice (but I haven't been from Pavia for decades, so things could have gotten much better there): summer and winter, every day of the week except Mondays, visits are possible at set times by accessing at the moment, without reservation (I don't know if, by reservation, guided tours are also possible in other languages).
    This admirable service is due to the so-called "Community of San Leolino": a mixed community of lay people and religious, whose institutional seat is at the Pieve di San Leolino (Panzano, hamlet of the municipality of Greve in Chianti) and which was commissioned by Archbishop of Florence to administer the abbey after the departure of the last (Cistercian) monks in 2017.
    This way, the peculiarity of the abbey can be fully known: the visit (included in the entrance ticket, at a fair price of 5 euros) lasts almost an hour and a half, and concerns all the practicable parts of the abbey (therefore, for example, not the dungeons).
    The visitor is thus able to get to know the peculiarities of the attraction: the story of Niccolò Acciaioli, rich and influential Florentine merchant, founder of the Certosa, is illustrated. The precious frescoes by Pontormo are illustrated in depth, executed in 1523 in some arches of the larger cloister of the Certosa, and now brought to the building called "Palazzo Acciaioli". The frescoes are partly ruined by time, but in my opinion they have acquired a new charm through the white surfaces that have replaced the lost colors. The harsh discipline of the Carthusian monks is illustrated, as the distinction between full-fledged cloistered monks and the so-called "conversi" who can have links with the rest of the world: a distinction that is reflected among other things in that of the two juxtaposed churches, for cloistered and not. You can appreciate the fascinating succession of cloisters (three) from the smallest to the largest, which also here follows the rigorous architectural rule of the order founded by San Bruno of Cologne. You can visit one of the monks' cells, large and airy, also equipped with a personal garden, which somehow compensated them for their hard life of penance. You can admire the choir stalls in the cloistered church, with their precious inlays.
    At the end, the visitor enjoys the satisfaction coming from having fully understood (as far as possible for a non-specialist) the functioning not only of this "machine" of penance and industriousness, but of all similar ones, scattered around the Europe.
    Written December 20, 2021
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  • Tatyana M
    Minsk, Belarus118 contributions
    Fantastic escape from crowded Florence! Amazing view, beautiful nature. Entrance tickets costed 10€ per person. I would also recommend to visit a small café and enjoy amazing view from there. Very enjoyable time
    Written July 26, 2022
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  • Me_n_my_rucksack
    Yorkshire, UK6,084 contributions
    The piazza is kind of untypical of piazzas if Florence insofar as its kinda.... large. Most open areas outside large churches or cathedrals are small cramped medieval affairs borne of being created in days of yore in a cramped city where space was a premium. This is a large rectangular square which does not feel cramped or medieval... it offers a splendid view of The Basilica di Santa Croce (Holy Cross).
    Although large and gorgeous the basillica is not the only attraction, the building forming the side of the square parallel to the river has wonderful frescoes.....

    Plenty of small cafes to relax and take in the view - a grat place to take a break on any walk around the city....
    Written May 6, 2022
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  • Roisin
    County Cork, Ireland2 contributions
    This is a fantastic museum! The tour guide was very informative and provided a tour in both English and Italian. The rooms were filled with spectacular collections of armor, weapons, and clothing. The rooms in the museum and the adjacent house were exquisitely decorated. The tour guide also spoke about the original collector, Frederick Stibbert, who devoted his life to collecting the artefacts. I would definitely recommend this museum - I would definitely visit it again! I have visited many museums in Florence and the Stibbert museum is now one of my favourites - It's incredibly unique and fun!
    Written April 9, 2022
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