Florence, Italy stole my heart the second I stepped out of the train station into the bustling city streets. I took my little girl to our hotel to drop off our things and immediately set out to explore. My original plan was to head for the city centre and just get a feel for the city; however, I found myself walking further and further in awe. Every corner I turned I was amazed and couldn’t stop from roaming deeper into the city. A major bonus: Florence is 100% kid friendly, just like the rest of Italy! Traveling solo can be daunting, especially with a toddler, but Florence was beyond child friendly and easy to navigate. The atmosphere in Florence still felt serene even with the hustle and bustle of the city. If you are visiting Italy, do not skip this Renaissance city!
Check out my kid friendly itinerary at the bottom of this post!
Here is a snapshot of our adventures in Florence that will be sure to convince you to visit!
The Florence Cathedral and Duomo.
The detail in this magnificent church will leave you breathless.
Take the trek up to Piazzale Michelangelo.
You will be rewarded with an incredible view of the city!
Playing on top of the Uffizi Museum after seeing historic artwork.
Riding the antique carousel in Piazza della Repubblica.
Crossing the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge.
Exploring hidden gardens.
And doing two things we did best: getting lost in back streets and eating gelato.
If you’re looking for the best gelato in Florence, go to “Perché no”, which has been open since 1939!
Kid Friendly Florence Itinerary:
- Arrive in the beautiful city of Firenze!
- Explore area around hotel and get familiar with surroundings
- Mercato Centrale <—Check out the market stand Da Nerbone for some yummy traditional Tuscan food
- Piazza della Repubblica
- Galleria dell’ Academia <— This is where Michelangelo’s David resides
- Uffizi Museum
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- Ponte Vecchio <–tons of shopping around this area!
- Florence Cathedral & Duomo
- Piazza di Santa Maria Novella
- Piazzale Michelangelo
- Bobli Gardens
- Enjoy last day in Florence. Get lost and eat more gelato!