Florence with kids at a glance
Piazza della Signoria
Florence with kids is the perfect tour for families with kids and teens. The tour starts in Santa Croce Square and we will see the famous Santa Croce Church from outside: we will discover the stories about the many important people whose graves are inside the church, about the Arno river big flood and the famous Calcio Storico (Historical Football).
Walking through the Medieval city center, the nice Dante’s district, we will admire the narrow streets, the tower houses, the Dante Museum hearing legends and myths of my city. We will explore the Cathedral Square, we will visit the Duomo inside, admiring the big Dome made by Brunelleschi, the high Bell Tower by Giotto and the Baptistery!
Along the way, we will stop to see the Republic Square, the roman city center, the Orsanmichele church, which once was the market of grain and cereals and the Porcellino Market, where tourists use to toss coins in the mouth of a wild boar statue. We will stop on Ponte Vecchio and I tell you the stories of this ancient bridge, its shops, the secret Vasari Corridor and the World War II.
At the end, we will explore the Signoria Square with the beautiful statues of Perseus, Neptune, and Hercules. Here we will learn the story of David, the stone giant, and its genial maker Michelangelo.
At the end of our adventure….a nice prize for our little great explorers!!!!
Here is an approximate timetable of the tour:
- START – Santa Croce Square or your hotel in central Florence
- 00H:30M – Dante’s District
- 01H:00M – Cathedral Square (Duomo complex)
- 02H:00M – Republic Square, Porcellino Market
- 02H:30M – Ponte Vecchio
- 03H:00M – Signoria Square
Pick-up and Drop-off
Meeting point: Piazza Santa Croce 9, in front of J&S Leather Factory
Hotel pick-up: available for selected hotels, you must contact the guide after booking the tour
Drop-off: Signoria Square
What’s included in the price (and what is not)
- 3-hour private tour with an expert licensed tour guide of Florence
- hotel pick-up (on request and free of charge: available only for hotels in central Florence)
- any other personal expense
Here are some important things to know in order to ensure you have the best possible experience with your “Florence with Kids” tour:
- the itinerary is indicative and can be changed in case some monument is inaccessible for restoration; furthermore, the itinerary can be changed if hotel pick-up is requested, based on the location of your hotel; in particular, the order of the attractions can be changed to better suit the different starting point;
- on Sunday morning and during any religious event the Duomo is closed. The church reserves the right to change the opening schedule at any time. If the Duomo is closed, the guide will provide a detailed description from outside.
Things to bring (and not to)
Having a camera with you is your choice. Someone prefers to immerse in beauty not being distracted by taking pictures/making videos, someone else prefers to build printable memories of his trip. It’s really up to you.
Entrance to the Duomo (Cathedral) and any other religious place is subject to restrictions: your clothing must be appropriate and cover your shoulders and knees.