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famiglie e bambini

The little tourists' visit of the city cannot be made solely of museums, churches and palaces. They also need some time to “recharge” themselves, enjoy themselves and carry out outdoor activities!

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The discovery of Florence is not complete without exploring the city’s beautiful parks and gardens. The monumental Gardens of Boboli and Villa Bardini are situated in the city centre (but beware because it’s just like entering a museum and there are no set rules).
However, if you prefer to let your children play freely, then there are gardens with equipped playgrounds. Just a few steps from the Santa Maria Novella train station, easily reachable via the tramway as well, there is the great green space of the
Cascine, Florence’s largest public park, with an area of more than 130 hectares running along the Arno river. It’s the perfect place to practice sports, freely or using the several equipped facilities (it is also possible to rent bikes or rollerblades); or, more simply, it’s perfect to enjoy the quiet and nature of this area.

The gardens of Borgo Allegri (for the little ones) and Piazza D’Azeglio square are not far from Piazza Santa Croce square; along the Arno river, on the opposite side of the Cascine, children can enjoy the gardens of Lungarno Colombo and, further on, on the opposite riverbank, the great park of Albereta. The Garden of Horticulture (a few steps from the inflatable playgrounds of “Parterre”) is located north, at the beginning of the boulevards, as well as the Park of the Stibbert Museum, connected to the BadenPowell Garden. A large playground is also located at the entrance of the Garden of Villa Strozzi, which can be accessed from both Via di Soffiano and Via Monte Uliveto and Via Pisana. Further outside, visitors can enjoy the parks of Villa Vogel, to the west, Villa Favard, to the east and the Pettini Burresi area, to the north-west.


Sports enthusiasts can climb some monuments climb some monuments – hundreds of steps! – in the city centre (Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Dome of the Cathedral, Arnolfo’s Tower, the Tower of San Niccolò) and they will definitely be rewarded for the beautiful, actually “breathtaking” view that they can enjoy from above. For the most reckless, instead, we recommend the adventure parks inthe near surroundings of the city: at Vincigliata and Pratolino, just in front of the charming Medici Park of Pratolino - Villa Demidoff.

Then, there are recreational centers for children (for children aged 0-11 accompanied by an adult, free attendance at no charge) where the areas, materials, activities proposed are organized depending on age to promote games and socialization, encourage the development of independence, build creative and expressive experiences.


Published: 27/12/2016

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