Tour of Florence for families and children

A one-day guided tour of Florence with family with children? Here's how to get to know the city

If you plan to spend a whole day in Florence, there are many possibilities to get to know the city and its monuments while having fun with your children.
For example, you could visit a museum in the morning and take a stimulating walk around the city center in the afternoon with an inevitable stop to enjoy a delicious ice cream. On the other hand, it was in Florence, at the Medici court, that ice cream was invented by the architect Bernardo Buontalenti in the sixteenth century.

A guided tour of Florence that is fun, exciting and full of curious stories for families and children

If the Duomo (or Cathedral) of Florence takes your breath away for its grandeur and its elegance given by the architecture with the purest lines in Florentine Gothic style surmounted by the prodigy of the Renaissance dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, this is precisely why we will start from there our walk! Children (and even adults) will be amazed to hear the story of the Dome and how Brunelleschi broke an egg to make his project understood. It is one of the largest cathedrals in the world and certainly one of the most astonishing due to the richness of the marble cladding of various colors. Each color has a specific meaning: red? white? green? Nothing is done by chance and children will be fascinated by why these colored marbles were used. The dome is an absolute masterpiece of art that has enchanted the world since its creation: it is the symbol of Florence, of the Renaissance and of Western humanism. We will then discover together in a sort of treasure hunt the numerous animals that hide in the marble cladding of the Cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistery as well as in the bronze doors of the Baptistery (now copies).

Palazzo Vecchio or Palazzo della Signoria is an imposing palace-fortress overlooking the splendid Piazza of the Signoria and was the seat of the city’s local government for over seven centuries and one of the most famous symbols of Florence! Even today it is the prestigious seat of the Municipality of Florence, here the Mayor of Florence has his office and the City Council meets to make decisions for the city!

The meaning of lion statues in Florence Statues and figurines of lions can be seen everywhere around Florence, especially in the Palazzo and Piazza della Signoria. They have existed since the Middle Ages and although they are a symbol of power throughout the world, they have a particular connection with this city. The children will have fun looking for the lions and discovering their meaning guided by us!

The unmissable richness of the Museums of Florence on the tour for families and children

It is absolutely advisable to include in your tour of Florence for families with children everything that can stimulate the imagination, curiosity and natural inclinations that your children demonstrate. Their interests, their passions.

Speaking of museums, Florence is especially famous for its art museums, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery. If you want to introduce your little ones to the world of art, you will therefore be spoiled for choice.

A tour of the Uffizi Gallery for families and children

The secret to taking children to an art museum like the Uffizi is undoubtedly telling them fascinating stories about artists, paintings and collectors like the Medici. It will be impossible to visit it all because it is large and children get tired quickly. We will focus only on some works, telling who the author is and what he wanted to represent. Children are very attentive to details so in front of a painting we will invite them to discover details.

A tour of the Accademia Gallery with Michelangelo's David for families and children

There is a museum in Florence, where you can see stone giants.
We will take you to discover one of the most famous museums in Florence: we will tell you about David and the thousand vicissitudes he had to face in his five hundred years of history, about Michelangelo, gruff and brilliant.
But the Accademia Gallery also hosts works by other artists: in our guided tour of the Accademia in Florence for families, children will discover how a masterpiece is born from a piece of marble.
A guided tour for children and adults too!

The thousand possibilities of a guided tour of the Museums of Florence for families and children

Florence, however, does not only offer art. Do your children like ancient civilizations?
Then the National Archaeological Museum is right for you. Do you want to show your children how their Florentine peers lived in the Middle Ages? Palazzo Davanzati will be the right choice. Do your children prefer science? The Galileo Museum will make them enthusiastic.
Don’t you want to lock yourself in a museum? A guided tour of the Boboli Gardens will satisfy your and their desire for the outdoors in one of the most beautiful parks in Florence.
These are just some of the possibilities that Florence offers to families.
We are sure that at the end of the tour your children will be enthusiastic, they will want to return to Florence… and you with them!

Tour details

What you will see

  • The exterior of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Brunelleschi’s Dome (external)
  • The Baptistery of San Giovanni (external)
  • Giotto’s Bell Tower (external)
  • Piazza San Giovanni
  • A museum of your choice

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Specific tour for children