Enjoy a charming day with your family in the beautiful nature outside Florence’s city center. Visit incredible gardens with fun playgrounds and enjoy a local bite that the kids will love while you enjoy some coffee “on the go” with an incredible view as a backdrop!
Discover more than just the city center of Florence, and spend a wonderful day with your family visiting the natural treasures that the city has hiding in plain sight. Visit beautiful gardens in splendid villas that used to be owned by some of the wealthiest families to ever live in Florence and are now home to museums & galleries. Take a breath of fresh air while you walk through green spaces blooming with local plants and flowers. And for the kids: playgrounds! Florence is more than just what’s inside the small city center, but that’s something most visitors don’t get to discover. So, if you are looking for a way to enjoy a day out with your family, why not follow a local outside the touristy path? Up a little hill, you’ll find the Stibbert Garden, a one of a kind natural complex where you’ll get a chance to visit 3 parks. This garden is inside a 19th century villa, home to an art collection its last owner left to the city of Florence plus the additional land he acquired at the end. This land was transformed it into a romantic style gem, with playgrounds, fountains, and a small neoclassical temple. Feel free to roam around this place with the savvy guidance of your favorite local! And the green gems continue to show up, one next to another! Visit the Baden Powell Gardens, a place the local family’s love to visit to enjoy a nice picnic and for the kids to play. Catch a glimpse of the local daily life and let the kids have fun at the playgrounds where they can mingle with other local kids. Feel the opulent vibes of Villa Fabbricotti, once inhabited by the infamous Strozzi family. Admire its beauty but remember, not everything that shines is gold! Behind this place, there are tons of historical gossip you need to know about. At the end of the villa, you’ll spot a small restaurant. Here, you’ll take a coffee “on the go”! Take your drink to the garden of the villa and simply enjoy the view, this is the perfect way to admire the beauty of Florence! Gardens & flowers are also art and Florence being all into that, adopted these traits and created its own unique Horticultural Gardens. Follow your favorite local and discover the natural wonders planted in this place. Learn about a local character, Auntie Caterina and her one of a kind taxi! Her story will restore your faith in humanity!