Florence is a like cultural playground for kids, embedded with cherished symbols that pop up all over town, sometimes when least expected. During this 2-hour tour of Florence for kids we join a local historian specially trained in visual thinking strategies for an interactive scavenger hunt for the great symbols of Florence. During the walk we'll use these symbols—lilies, the Strozzi's moons, and many others—to understand the Renaissance and how art and imagery inscribed the city with meaning.
Florence for Kids
The path of the walk focuses on the historical center of the city, as every alley and street corner tells a different story. The expert leading this walk has been trained in an interactive, visual thinking strategies which, along with some helpful didactic materials, will encourage discussion and participation among the children in the family..
Florence Scavenger Hunt
Our docent will lead us through the city center pointing out key symbols of the city, including its famous lilies and the coats of arms of its most powerful families. Children, meanwhile, will need to keep their eyes out for examples. How many did they find? Did they see something else? Why do they think the city uses different symbols? We'll also encounter the beloved Porcellino (little pig), who stands guard at the town market and has become a veritable mascot of the city. No child visiting Florence can resist touching his golden snout at least once!
This walk is an excellent way for families to build a knowledge base that will accompany them on their further explorations of the city. The city will become all the more familiar for everyone, after having been introduced to some of its most colorful characters and enduring legends.
Tell us about you
In order to plan the best possible experience for your children, it's helpful for us to have some background. Have they traveled to other countries in the past? If so, where? Have they studied any subjects in school that would relate to the walk? What are they most interested in? The more you can tell us, the better.
Due to the very interactive nature of this program and given the educational environment our expert aim to evoke, we adhere to a very strict maximum of 6 participants. Groups larger than 6 will need to book two separate walks that can run concurrently, but with different experts.