Typically, the people who choose Florence for a vacation are those who are interested in history and architecture or couples who want to share a romantic break away together. However, this is also a fantastic destination to choose for a family vacation. If Florence is your destination of choice and you are traveling with children, then here are some of the best things to do with kids in Florence.
Take a Picnic in Boboli Gardens
The Boboli Gardens are located behind the Pitti Palace. These beautiful landscaped gardens are a wonderful place to enjoy a stroll as a family. They are also the perfect setting for a picnic. If you visit the local market first, you can allow your children to choose some of the local produce to eat.
Visit Museums with Children’s Activities
Florence has an abundance of museums that each has a different focus. While some display exhibits pertaining to the local culture, others are devoted to the artwork produced in this city. Many of the museums have special area for children to enjoy that are both fun and educational. Some of the best are Museo degli Innocenti, Palazzo Vecchio, Palazzo Strozzi, and Galileo Museum.
One of the foods that Italy is most famous for is its ice cream. Therefore, a visit to anywhere in Italy is not complete without trying at least one flavor of gelato. There are shops and street vendors all over the city selling this delicious treat in a wide range of flavors.
Ride the Antique Carousel
The Piazza della Repubblica is one of the main hubs of the city. It is there you will find the antique carousel. Children will love taking a break from sightseeing to ride this traditional attraction.
Enjoy a Cooking Lesson
Florence is famous for its delicious cuisine and there are plenty of courses to teach people how to cook traditional Italian dishes. If your children enjoy cooking or have a creative streak, then this is a fun activity you can enjoy together for the day.
The summer months are hot in Florence and if you are visiting at this time you might fancy a swim. If you want to swim in the sea, then the beach is about an hour and a half away from Florence. However, there are many outdoor pools in the city and this is a great way to cool off and have some fun.
Take a Bird’s Eye View
Even children cannot fail to take delight in the spectacular panoramic views across Florence. There are many structures that you can climb to enjoy a stunning view over Florence.
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