Six Ways for the Whole Family To Fall in Love With Florence

Explore the streets of Florence with all the family in tow
Explore the streets of Florence with all the family in tow | © robertharding / Alamy Stock Photo
Florence is more than red wine and midnight aperitivos; in fact, its walkable streets and host of attractions make it one of Italy’s most family-friendly cities. Explore the charms of Tuscany with everyone in tow, and you’ll capture a sense of why Florence is so beloved around the world.

For all its romance, its red wine, its late nights and languorous dinners, Florence is not just a city for couples – la dolce vita can be for the little ones, too. With a surfeit of world-class museums and galleries, as well as some of the best gelato money can buy, Florence has all the makings of a favourite for all the family. Culture Trip has put together a list of the very best family-friendly experiences for everyone to take part in, from sculpture to sailing, so the city is enjoyed by all.

ToursFlorence River Cruise on a Traditional Barchetto
From £47 per person
1 hour 15 minutes
4.7 (10)
Cruise along the Arno River and under the incredible Ponte Vecchio, Florence’s famous bridge, on a barchetto, a small traditional boat! Florence’s answer to the Venetian gondola, your barchetto is one of only 4 originals still operating in Florence. Savor this unique experience with a glass of chilled Tuscan rosé or white wine, while passing beautiful Florence attractions like the Corsini Palace and the Santa Trinita Bridge.
ToursFlorence: Santa Croce Church Tour
From £58 per person
1 hour
5 (2)
• Visit the temple of the Italian Glories
• See the burial place of several Florentine and Italian masters
• Find frescoes by Giotto and a chapel designed by Brunelleschi
• Admire the works by Donatello and the monument dedicated to Dante

Visit the Basilica di Santa Croce, the principal Franciscan church in Florence. Learn about Florentine history and discover the life of Michelangelo. See the burial place of Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Galileo Galilee, Rossini and more.
ActivitiesPizza and Gelato Cooking Class in Tuscan Farmhouse from Florence
From £65 per person
5 hours
5 (10)
Under the guidance of a professional Italian chef, you'll be taken on a cultural journey learning the skills and inside tricks of making the best mouth watering pizza and gelato right in the country where they were born. During this 5-hour activity set on a beautiful Tuscan estate offering stunning views over the surrounding hills, you'll roll-up your sleeves and get hands-on experience. Get insider tips and learn special techniques and enjoy a 3-course meal accompanied by wine and beer. Pickup from a centrally-located meeting point is included. Choose from one of 2 departure times when you book.

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ActivitiesSculpt like Michelangelo
From £150 per person
2 hours
Our experience allows you not only to admire art, but to be able to create it with your own hands. You will learn the history and secrets of a majestic work together with the expert guidance of the sculptor Octavio Palomino.
ToursCinque Terre Hiking Day Trip from Florence
From £51 per person
13 hours
4.9 (10)
If you love an outdoor adventure, our Cinque Terre tour is sure to add a little something special to your Italian holiday. Join us and explore some of the country’s most beautiful coastal towns and admire the stunning landscapes on a guided tour you’re sure to remember for life.

- A magical trip along Cinque Terre’s rugged coast
- Exploration of local villages boasting beautiful scenery and architecture
- Free time in the villages for wine tasting and souvenir shopping
- A scenic boat ride along the Riviera (weather permitting)
ToursSmall-Group Florence Food Walking Tour
From £65 per person
3 hours 30 minutes
4.7 (10)
Discover the gourmet delights of Florence on a 3.5-hour small-group walking tour that includes 8 Food Tasting Stops! Follow your expert guide through the city and eat and drink like the locals. Sip rich Italian coffee, browse a typical Florentine delicatessen, explore the San Lorenzo Central Market, visit a wine shop and sample the best gelato in town!

This small-group walking tour is limited to twelve people to ensure a more personalized experience.