Kid Friendly in Florence



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With gelato on every corner and so much to explore, this is a great city to visit as a family. Make sure to book tickets for museums ahead of time to avoid standing in line for too long.

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Day 1 - Florence


The Hotel Savoy is an elegant and historic hotel in the center of town, but is also a great place to stay with kids. They'll receive a welcome gift, and the chic restaurant also provides children's menus and kid-friendly fare. Coloring books and picnic lunches are also available here. Its combination of picturesque setting and decor and family-friendliness make it the perfect base for your vacation. Start out by exploring the city on foot, as everything's in close proximity downtown. The Battistero is filled with beautiful artwork that everyone can appreciate, particularly the Renaissance gilded doors, and the Campanile di Giotto is fun to climb for a view of the city. Cafe Caracol is a colorful and lively Mexican restaurant for lunch. In the afternoon, walk around the Parco delle Cascine and the Piazza D'Azeglio, green areas with lots to see and do. Also climb to the Piazzale Michelangelo, which is a bit of a hike across the Arno to the south, but where there's another great view of the city. Have your first Florentine pizza experience at Tarocchi, one of the best authentic pizza places in town.


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Battistero

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Location:

Piazza San Giovanni
50129 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 55 230 2885
fax: +39 055 230 2898


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Campanile di Giotto

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Location:

Piazza Duomo
50122 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 55 230 2885
fax: +39 55 2302898


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Café Caracol

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Via dei Ginori, 10r
50121 Florence, Italy

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tel: 39 55 21 1427


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Parco delle Cascine

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Piazza Vittorio Veneto
50123 Florence, Italy


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Piazza D'Azeglio

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Piazza D'Azeglio
50121 Florence, Italy


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Piazzale Michelangelo

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Location:

Piazzale Michelangelo
50125 Florence, Italy


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Tarocchi (I)

Location:

Via dei Renai 12r
50125 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: 39 055 2343912
fax: 39 055 2344373


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Hotel Savoy

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Location:

Piazza della Repubblica 7
50123 Florence, Italy

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tel: 800/223-6800 in the U.S.
fax: 055-273-5888


Day 2 - Florence


If everyone's old enough and up for it, a day spent on horseback in the countryside around the city is a truly enjoyable experience. Have the hotel pack a picnic for a lunch for finicky eaters.


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Horse Riding in Chianti Day Trip from Florence

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Florence, Italy


Day 3 - Florence


The David statue alone is impressive enough for everyone to make a visit to the Galleria dell'Accademia exciting, but there are also lots of other interesting statues and pieces of art. Reserve tickets ahead of time to avoid the long lines. For lunch, Il Latini has a delightful atmosphere, with long wooden tables for everyone to share. After lunch, take a trip to Pisa to see the Leaning Tower, which is quite a sight.


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Galleria dell'Accademia (Academy Gallery)

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Via Ricasoli 60
50122 Florence, Italy

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tel: 055-238-8609
fax: 055 238 8764


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Pisa and the Leaning Tower Half-Day Trip from Florence

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Florence, Italy


Day 4 - Florence


Walk around the city some more in the morning, including a walk across the Ponte Vecchio, a colorful bridge over the Arno with shops on either side. The impressive corridors and both indoor and outdoor collections at the Palazzo Vecchio museum make it a fascinating place to tour. Ciao Bella is another great traditional pizza place, but also has delicious pasta and fish dishes. In the afternoon, take a delectable tour of the chocolates from the area, with wine for the adults and soda for the kids. Try to fit in dinner at Enzo e Piero, where there's more fabulous pasta and seafood, and tiramisu to die for.


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Ponte Vecchio

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Ponte Vecchio
50125 Florence, Italy


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Palazzo Vecchio (Museo)

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Piazza della Signoria
50122 Florence, Italy

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tel: +39 55 276 8224


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Ciao Bella

Location:

Piazza del Tiratoio, 1r
50124 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: 39 55 21 8477


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Florence Chocolate and Wine Tasting

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Florence, Italy


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Enzo e Piero

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Location:

Via Faenza, 105
50123 Florence, Italy

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tel: 39 55 21 4901
fax: +39 055 21 4901


Day 5 - Florence


On your last day, head north of the city to the Villa Medicea di Cafaggiolo, one of the oldest and most beautiful of the Medici estates. There is plenty of art, architecture, and gardens to explore here. Also visit Fiesole, a small town full of little cafes and ancient Roman ruins, including an amphitheater, that are lots of fun to climb around and play on. To top off your time in Florence, treat everyone to the best gelato in town at Badiani.


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Villa Medicea di Cafaggiolo

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LocalitĂ  Cafaggiolo
50030 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 055 849 8103
fax: +39 055 849 8103


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Badiani

Location:

Viale dei Mille, 20r
50131 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: 39 055 578682
fax: 39 055 575408


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