If you travel with children or young adults let them experience for real some of the things they learn in school and choose a guided tour designed for their needs and interests: we have written and selected tests, drawings, riddles to experience the highlights of the city and the museums without getting bored.
Here is our half day plan, but feel free to request something special for your children and to find out more on what to do with children in Florence.
The Roman origins of Florence, the epic fights of medieval knights, the Duomo and the peculiar dome by Brunelleschi, counting the lions of the Signoria square: it all belongs to a walking tour but it becomes an exciting game solving crossword puzzles, using the compass to find your way, and of course winning a prize at the end.
We will be entering Palazzo Davanzati (or the Horne Museum) through their massive wooden doors and we will really have the impression of looking through a peephole at everyday family life of 500 years ago: the bedroom (and the toilet!), the safe, the daily menu of the kitchen, the weapons and secret passages will make history alive.
Of course we will go and rub the nose of the Porcellino: the little wild boar ensures your return to Florence! Another common thing to do is to put a coin into the boar’s gaping jaws, hoping it will fall through the underlying grating for good luck. And we will plan a gelato stop, just because gelato was “invented” in Florence by Bernardo Buontalenti in the 16 Century.
At the end of the tour you can go to piazza della Repubblica and take one or more rides on the antique carousel in the square. The young travellers can take a break from sightseeing and have a lot of fun, or we will point you in the direction of one of the city’s playgrounds.
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