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Children too like shopping. It depends on the type of store and what the items on sale are, but it also depends on whether they can also touch, play, browse ....


A short itinerary to visit the most interesting shops for children, from toys to books. As regards toys, in the centre of Florence the window shops displaying these objects strike the eye of visitors; we limit ourselves to mentioning some shops that, for their particular history or for the type of approach, stand out among the others:

Dreoni. A paradise, an institution in Florence: from soft toys to modelling, from dolls to constructions.

Città del sole - a large store of smart toys, sometimes a bit alternative, designed to stimulate the creativity of children, with a large section dedicated to experiment-games and games designed to learn about stars, minerals, fossils, electricity and in general about the scientific world.

100% Birbe is a store that sells particular and artisanal toys made of wood, paper, fabric or tin. Also on sale Chinese shadow puppets.

Eurekakids is located in the pedestrian Borgo degli Albizi, a Florentine branch of a Spanish franchise that sells, and partly produces, quality educational and creative toys for children from zero to 12.

Heading towards Porta Romana we find Fate Più Balocchi, a feast of creative games, made of wood and cloth. Also colours, coloured paper, puppets. Viale Petrarca 46R.

In Via Maragliano 64a we come across Dragonano Toys, where you can find colourful games, to bite, to tumble on the ground with and to “experience” without fear.

Parpignol offers unusual toys in the area of Piazza Leopoldo.

Turning to books, every large library in the centre has a section dedicated to children’s publications. There are also bookshops that organize meetings, workshops and various events to spark children’s interest in books, theatre, and the art of narrating.

Feltrinelli, in via dei Cerretani, has a wide range of publications in Italian and in foreign languages, for small tourists.

Many children’s books and toys can also be found at the bookshop Il Libraccio in via de’Cerretani 16R.

Stepping outside the historic centre (but not too far!) there is a library for children that sells quality editions and games that cannot be found elsewhere, the library is called CUCCUMEO.

In the Cure area a large assortment of books and children’s games is on sale in Puntifermi.


Published: 1/9/2015

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