First Time in Florence
There are so many things to see and do in Florence when you are there with your children. But where to start?
Our family-friendly 3 day packaged holiday is focused on Florence’s must-see highlights, including the Duomo, the Palazzo Vecchio and the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge. This holiday also includes entertaining hands-on activities such as a Marble Paper workshop. No doubt that with our First Time in Florence packaged holiday (or something similar designed especially for you), this first time in Florence will never be forgotten.
A unique experience with Family Twist:
- A guided and interactive introduction to the city of Florence
- A private back stage visit of some of the most famous workshops of Florence
- A fun-filled hands-on workshop: creating your own Marbled Paper
- A fun, privately guided visit of the Galileo Museum
- Gifts and fun-packed game booklets suitable for children and teenagers are included
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Prices based on two adults and two children including 2 nights in a four-star hotel (in connecting rooms), all the activities and transportation (from and to airport/train station and inside Florence).
Day 1 – Florence Sightseeing Tour
Benvenuto a Firenze!
Our English-speaking chauffeur will wait for you at the airport or train station and drive you to your family friendly boutique hotel / apartment in a comfortable minivan, fully equipped for your children’s safety. Gifts and surprises await in your room…
After lunch, our English speaking and certified guide will take you on a fun-filled walking tour of Florence and tell you all about the secrets of the city as you discover the most iconic monuments of the city.
Along the way, you will see the most iconic historical sites of Florence: The Palazzo Vecchio, the Ponte Vecchio and the dome, along with other exciting curiosities. Not only will your guide give you an insight on the city’s history and architecture, he/she will also entertain your children with amazing fun-facts and captivating stories… The game book will also keep this Florence Sightseeing Tour snappy and up tempo for your children.
At the end of this introductory experience, our guide will walk you back to your hotel.
Day 2 – The Legacy of Florentine Craft and the Art of Paper Marbling
After breakfast, our guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you on the other side of the Arno River. That is where you will experience and enjoy the Legacy of Florentine Craft.
During this fun and educational tour, your family will learn everything there is to know about Florentine craft. During centuries, Florence was the center of architectural and artistic beautiful, also known as Renaissance art. The children will have a highly entertaining game booklet to help them better understand the traditional activities that have been taught from generation to generation for centuries. You will get a privileged back-stage access in some of the most prestigious and well knows artisans just to see what they are working on.
After the visit, you will enjoy a tasty Italian lunch in the area. After lunch, you will enjoy a fun-filled hands-on activity. In the comfort of a private traditional workshop, you will learn all about the art of paper marbling.
Although the art of Paper Marbling may not be something you and your children have already heard about, it is a real treat for the whole family. After a brief introduction done by your private teacher, you will enjoy a 2-hour private lesson where each member will create his/her own notebook with a marbled paper cover.
At the end of this unforgettable experience our guide will take you back to your hotel.
Day 3 – The Galileo Museum
After breakfast, our guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you on an unforgettable visit of the Galileo Museum.
Galileo is surely one of the most influential scientists of all times. As an astronomer, not only did he prove to the world that the Earth revolves around the sun, but he was also a very prolific inventor. During this 2 hour tour of the Galileo Museum, you and your children will discover the magic world astronomical inventions and dive into the life and times of Galileo himself.
At the end of the visit our guide will take you back to the hotel. Time then for a quick lunch before leaving to the airport or train station and saying Ciao to the fantastic city of Florence!