What to do in Tuscany with kids

Tuscany is undoubtedly a dreamy place for adults, offering beautiful locations, peaceful environment and culinary treasures for an unforgettable gastronomic experience.

But what about kids? How can a kid spend memorable moments without getting bored in Tuscany? There are hundreds of opportunities to have fun with your family and create the condition so that even young kids have the time of their lives.

Villa Lenka Capannori Lucca Tuscany
Villa Lenka Capannori Lucca Tuscany

Family-friendly attractions

Let’s start with what you should definitely keep in mind. Children are not fond of walking long distances watching buildings and squares with Renaissance architecture no matter how impeccably beautiful they may be.

So, our first recommendation is to go with your kids in Tuscan destinations that are small, without long distances and with pedestrian roads so that you won’t be afraid of cars. Well, Florence is the exact opposite of that, but there are many small villages and towns that are perfect for you and your kids:

  • Siena
  • Volterra
  • San Gimignano
  • Pienza
  • Montepulciano
  • Montalcino
  • Castellina in Chianti

There, you can walk around in cobblestone paths and easily see the whole place in less than an hour, so everybody is happy.

Outdoor activities

Villa Palazzetta Montalcino Val d'Orcia Tuscany
Villa Palazzetta Montalcino Val d’Orcia Tuscany

The safest way to keep children busy during a trip is to organize for them outdoor activities. The Tuscan countryside is ideal for this kind of adventures, so that you can stay active together with your family.

The Tuscan valleys, such as Val d’ Orcia, with the rolling hills full of olive trees, cypresses and vineyards, are ideal for hiking and biking inside the nature. Many estates offer also riding lessons, giving your kids the opportunity to get excited on a horse!

Culinary adventures

Wine tasting tours are a must for all travelers in Tuscany, but how can you include your kids to this?

Of course, kids can’t taste wine, but the tour can be made in such a way that it is interesting for young travelers, so that they learn about the winemaking process in simple language.

Some wineries offer together with wine tasting tours also olive oil tasting tours, so that you can taste typical Tuscan dishes with fine olive oil that kids will find delicious.

Cultural experiences and educational opportunities

It is a myth that kids are not interested in learning things about the place they have visited. The key is to offer them with opportunities to have fun while learning.

There are numerous spots in Florence and the wider area of Tuscany that are designed to entertain as well as educate your children.

For example, we recommend you the following places:

  • Stibbert Museum about medieval weapons in Florence
  • Zoological Garden in Pistoia
  • Museum of Galileo in Florence
  • Leonardo Da Vinci Interactive Museum in Florence
  • Planetary Science Museum in Prato
  • Museum of art for children in Siena
  • Museum of the Ancient Ships in Pisa
  • Garden of the Tarots in Maremma
  • Mining Machinery Museum in Livorno.

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