Florence is considered one of the most significant cities of Europe. Every corner of this city contains an iconic piece of architecture, painting or sculpture. Walking around in this city is like viewing an outdoor museum full of amazing art. I’m sure I will discover some incredible craft each time I turn a corner. The Galleria dell’Accademia houses Michelangelo’s David statue. It is the most famous artwork in Florence, attracting art lovers from all over the world. The city’s other museums also house incredible paintings by Renaissance masters like Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus” at the Uffizi Gallery.
But none can compare to the amazing red dome by Brunelleschi in the Duomo. There are many things to see and do in Florence. But what about the children? It’s a great time to introduce them to some of the city’s famous artwork.
However, dragging them through multiple museums can be tiresome. That’s why we like to mix up our activities with fun kid-friendly outings when we visit Florence with our children. Florence has activities suitable for both children and young adults.
Here’s a list of 6 fun things you can do in Florence with your family!
Next, take the children next door to the Palazzo Vecchio’s Children’s Museum. Then bring them over to meet the masters at the Uffizi Gallery. By showcasing how the Medici ruled and lived through the Children’s Museum, the renaissance city comes to life. Instead of attending the Palazzo Strozzi Museum, children can instead choose to visit the Palazzo Strozzi with their families. The museum has special activities and tours designed for them. Before you depart, you can pick up a free Drawing Kit at the information point or download a Family Kit. The kit’s activities and games help you while you tour the museum.
The Leonardo Da Vinci Museum is a great place for children to enjoy. Near the Duomo, a small museum contains interactive exhibits that showcase some of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous vehicles and machines. bypass the Pitti Palace’s museums and immediately visit Boboli Gardens. The Boboli garden doesn’t include ordinary features like lawns or fish ponds. Instead, it has grottos, sculptures and even fishponds. You can eat a picnic lunch in the Boboli garden before going to one of the nearby delis for some paninos and drinks. Some of the museums and exhibits in the Pitti Palace can be seen with tickets from the gardens. From this spot, take in a grand perspective of the city. Refer to the adjacent Bell Tower for more angles. To climb the Dome, or the bell tower, reservations are mandatory.
However, purchasing a combo ticket that includes all Duomo attractions makes reservations optional. Additionally, purchasing this ticket also gives you access to the Dome, Crypt and Baptism area. The adult and child patrons of Piazza della Repubbica enjoy riding the antique carousel. There are carousel tickets for sale for those who want to ride the ride more than once. I can’t even remember how many times we rode it— the kids wouldn’t get off! Get Gelato as the best part!
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