A Charming Day in Florence: Parks & Playgrounds

A Charming Day in Florence: Parks & Playgrounds

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  • Spend a fun day with your family
  • Visit parks, a botanical garden & playgrounds
  • Take a natural break surrounded by green spaces
  • Go off the beaten track with a local
  • 100% family friendly experience
  • Enjoy a coffee ‘on the go’ & the amazing views

You will meet here: Pasticceria Querci Vieusseux

What you can expect

Discover more than just the city center of Florence, and spend a wonderful day with your family visiting the natural treasures that the city has hiding in plain sight. Visit beautiful gardens in splendid villas that used to be owned by some of the wealthiest families to ever live in Florence and are now home to museums & galleries. Take a breath of fresh air while you walk through green spaces blooming with local plants and flowers. And for the kids: playgrounds!

Florence is more than just what’s inside the small city center, but that’s something most visitors don’t get to discover. So, if you are looking for a way to enjoy a day out with your family, why not follow a local outside the touristy path?

Up a little hill, you’ll find the Stibbert Garden, a one of a kind natural complex where you’ll get a chance to visit 3 parks. This garden is inside a 19th century villa, home to an art collection its last owner left to the city of Florence plus the additional land he acquired at the end. This land was transformed it into a romantic style gem, with playgrounds, fountains, and a small neoclassical temple. Feel free to roam around this place with the savvy guidance of your favorite local!

And the green gems continue to show up, one next to another! Visit the Baden Powell Gardens, a place the local family’s love to visit to enjoy a nice picnic and for the kids to play. Catch a glimpse of the local daily life and let the kids have fun at the playgrounds where they can mingle with other local kids.
Feel the opulent vibes of Villa Fabbricotti, once inhabited by the infamous Strozzi family. Admire its beauty but remember, not everything that shines is gold! Behind this place, there are tons of historical gossip you need to know about. At the end of the villa, you’ll spot a small restaurant. Here, you’ll take a coffee “on the go”! Take your drink to the garden of the villa and simply enjoy the view, this is the perfect way to admire the beauty of Florence!

Gardens & flowers are also art and Florence being all into that, adopted these traits and created its own unique Horticultural Gardens. Follow your favorite local and discover the natural wonders planted in this place. Learn about a local character, Auntie Caterina and her one of a kind taxi! Her story will restore your faith in humanity!

To top it all off after a fun day, finish off with a local delight, a panino. Here is also the perfect opportunity to ask any questions or travel doubts you might have. The friendly locals will be happy to help and will also provide more family friendly things to do in Florence. And to make it even more unique, let your local host personalize the tour around your family’s preferences and likings.


This is the plan

Meeting point
Meet and greet your friendly local at the Piazza Vieusseux 2 and lets get your family experience started!
Treasure Hunt!
Discover & explore Florence in a fun way! Find hidden clues, answer fun trivia and uncover hidden gems
See natural treasures
Wander around a beautiful green garden, it's like a fairytale! Discover Egyptian temples, turtle ponds and sculptures of Greek Gods.
Fun local playgrounds
Your little ones can mingle with the local kids at a fun playground filled with beautiful gardens
Wow, that villa!
Marvel at an impressive villa that goes back to 14th century. The garden is stunning too!
Break time
Yummy local tastings await for the kids and an Italian coffee for you.
Splashing fountain
Admire the snake fountain and learn all about its myths.
Explore experimental gardens
There's a hidden gem inside the gardens. You an take a selfie with the most interesting taxi..
Ciao ciao!
Time to say good bye to your friendly local

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

Family friendly details

Type
Private Family friendly
Mode of transport
Walking tour
Duration
2 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Pasticceria Querci Vieusseux
Guest pick-up
no
Confirmation
instant confirmation
Cancellation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkPrivate guide
checkLocal yummy tasting
check1 non alcoholic drinks

about Withlocals Originals

  • Experience the heart
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  • With the host of
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  • Private. Affordable.
    And 100% You.

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How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.

Done

Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.