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    Towers, Lions, and Gelato: Florence for Children

Towers, Lions, and Gelato: Florence for Children

  • City: Florence
  • Duration: Approximately 3 - 3.5 hours

Explore Florence through the eyes of a child by focusing on the animals, both ferocious and friendly, that are scattered throughout the historic center.


See Florence through the eyes of a child by focusing on the animals - both ferocious and friendly - found throughout the historic center. This entertaining and informative tour is a great way to learn more about this marvelous city in a lighthearted, playful manner.

Begin by meeting the golden lion that stands guard over Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza della Signoria. This crenellated fortress-palace still serves as Florence's City Hall, 800 years after it was built.

Then you'll make your way to Orsanmichele to see the 14th century marble statue of a rearing horse being shod by a medieval blacksmith. In the colorfully frescoed Oratory of San Martino dei Buonomini where you'll learn the story of the knight in shining armor that shares his cloak with a poor beggar.

Be sure to pet the nose of the wild pig that crouches outside the Straw Market. Legend has it that by doing so, you are sure to return to Florence.

On the narrow streets around the Ponte Vecchio, you will see lots of towers dating from the Middle Ages and maybe even climb one. The tour also includes a stop for gelato at one of Florence's oldest ice cream parlors where you'll get to taste the real thing.

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Private Tour
# of People Price
1 - 6 people $258.00 per group
7 - 9 people $261.00 per group
10 - 12 people $311.00 per group
Additional Fee
$8.00 per person

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Additional Information

Please note that transportation to/from the meeting point is NOT included in the total price. Select Italy will be happy to arrange a private transfer for a supplemental fee.

Sites Included: Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio (exterior only), Orsanmichele, Oratory of San Martino dei Buonomini, Gelato tasting (included in the tour price)

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Our tour was perfect for our 10 year old. By taking the tour, we saw parts of Florence we would never have found ourselves. Most of the tour was away from the crowds so we really got to see what Florence is like and learn about its history.

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Book From $137.00 Per person based on 2 people

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