Family-Oriented Florence Walking Tour With History, Folklore and Gelato

Kid Friendly in Florence
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Tour description

Set out on a 2-hour walking tour of Florence that caters to the entire family. Join your guide on the streets of this Renaissance city and learn about its monuments, architecture, and features such as the River Arno and Piazza della Signoria. Hear tales of legendary local characters as you stop at the city's Straw Market, home to the famous bronze boar named 'Piglet,' and one of Florence's most beloved gelato shops.

Starting from Florence's 'belly button', the Piazza della Repubblica, you'll set out on a pleasant stroll that begins with an overview of the city's history, then continues on to the ancient and colorful Straw Market. Here, kids will have an opportunity to caress the shiny nose of Piglet, a bronze statue that's said to grant wishes. Throughout the tour, your guide fascinates kids as well as young adults using entertaining stories, anecdotes, and legends while helping adults appreciate Florence's historical and artistic aspects ― embarking on a route that touches upon the landmarks of the city's old center. Take in lovely views of the Arno River and Ponte Vecchio before reaching Piazza della Signoria, Florence's political center. While adults can enjoy the wonders of the famous Palazzo Vecchio, a true outdoor museum, your guide regales the younger crowd with captivating stories of secret passages, vanished churches, great artists, and intrepid navigators. Then, it's off to the medieval neighborhood where poet Dante Alighier met his beloved Beatrice. You'll learn the details of Dante's love while the kids get a surprise photo op with Pinocchio, the world's most famous wooden puppet.Next, enjoy a stop at one of the city's historic ice-cream shops and savor a cup (or cone) of real homemade gelato produced using local ingredients. Your tour concludes at the city's religious center, home to the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore and its miraculous Brunelleschi's Dome, the Florence Baptistery with its stunning Doors of Paradise, and the elegant Giotto's Bell Tower, where you'll hear incredible tales involving magical plants, bizarre creatures, and other astonishing wonders.

What's included

  • Art historian guide who has experience working with kids 
  • An artisanal gelato 

What's not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Popular choice with kids
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide