Florence is the perfect city for families with children. It has Egyptian mummies (Archaeological museum) dinosaur skeletons and fossilised whales (Palenthology museum), medieval suits of armour (Stibbert museum), frescoes with demons and devils, wax figures of the human body (Specola), Galileo's telescopes, the toy soldiers museum (Calenzano). The city and its surroundings are of history, waiting to be discovered in its streets and squares, and in its museums with trails and activities designed especially for the little ones.
Visiting the city with kids is like a big game, and the first task is finding the museums that best stimulate their natural curiosity. Without forgetting that exposing them to art means moulding the tourists of tomorrow, well-informed art specialists. To orient yourself in this world, the free publication Firenze for Families is essential. It is an illustrated booklet and map for families listing not only places in the city to visit but also in its surroundings, with more than 80 family-friendly spots including museums, palaces, squares, gardens and monuments.a guide + map designed for the little ones. You can collect at our infopoints or download online.
For the more technological children and teenagers, there are two apps, two videogames... to learn while having fun: Firenze Game (the free app to discover the city with an addicting game) and the Medici Game (an investigative video game interior of the Pitti Palace rebuilt in 3D).
The Mus.e Association, with the l’Istituto degli Innocenti, offer special activities for families and children,
The Family Tour provides ideas for routes along city streets or to explore its symbolic places equipped with explorers’ backpacks and an App. The Palazzo Strozzi Foundation offers a "Family Kit", containing material for both children and adults designed to help you experience the exhibition in the most entertaining and creative way.
And for science-lovers, the initiatives promoted by the Galileo Museum includes a series of themed tours and workshops that introduce kids to the world of science and its history through play.