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Family friendly travelling in Florence

Most popular areas in Florence for family-friendly hotels

The labyrinth-like cobbled streets, fountain-studded piazzas, and leafy riverfront boulevards of historic Florence are flush with family-friendly hotels. For a convenient city center location, stay in either the Uffizi or Duomo neighborhoods. Slightly northwest of here, the San Lorenzo and Sant Maria Novella neighborhoods provide a slightly more local vibe with easy access to the center and to Florence’s main train station. Alternatively, stay south of the glistening Arno River, in the Palazzo Pitti neighborhood, for uncrowded residential streets and green parks.

Top family-friendly hotels in Florence

The Hotel Albani Firenze is conveniently located beside Florence’s main train station, and offers spacious ensuite rooms with free cribs and infant beds, as well as in-room childcare on request. The Firenze Number Nine Wellness Hotel, meanwhile, offers childcare facilities, allowing you to sneak off and unwind in its flashy full-service spa and fitness center. For an upscale central city family-friendly hotel, check out The Grand Hotel Cavour – here, enjoy a starry rooftop terrace with sweeping city views, free WiFi, and additional in-room childcare.

Where to find the best restaurants in Florence

Speckled across the entire old city area, you’ll find quick-and-easy pizzerias serving hefty slices of wood-fired pizza, drizzled in olive oil and topped with fresh vegetables and ricotta – a choice that’s sure to satisfy the whole family. The Santa Croce neighborhood – at the eastern end of the center – is speckled with traditional sit down Tuscan restaurants ready to accommodate children. Similarly, the Palazzo Pitti neighborhood, south of the Arno, is full of family-friendly Florentine restaurants, serving bruschetta, salads, and soups.

The most popular things to do in Florence

Florence is a hub of Renaissance architecture, arts, and culture – but that doesn’t mean it lacks fun family-friendly sights and attractions. Take the kids for a city stroll over the narrow stone Ponte Vecchio bridge – lined with gold and silver jewelry stores – and venture south of the glistening-blue Arno to Florence’s Boboli Gardens. The kids will love exploring the tree-hidden green ponds, statue-studded lawns, and labyrinthine shrub mazes. Kids that are into their history will go wild for Florence’s Museum of Natural History, an ensemble of buildings in the old city housing dinosaur fossils and extinct animal skeletons. Stop by Piazza della Republica, a vast stone square lined with quaint cafés – while you enjoy a gelato and coffee, the kids can ride the square’s antique wooden carousel, composed of red and gold painted horses.

Best ways to get around Florence

Discover the hidden wonders of Florence’s winding streets by exploring the city center by foot – stumble upon trinket stores, hole-in-the-wall cafés, and tree-shaded squares. Many of the main sights are within easy walking distance of each other. If you’re traveling with slightly older kids, rent bicycles and glide around the city. Florence also offers an inexpensive public bus network, and a single tram line with several convenient stops for tourists. There are plenty of taxicabs throughout the city, too, offering quick and easy transport.

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