Tuscany with Kids

5 days / 4 nights

Firenze - Viareggio – Pisa and Lucca, the Parks of Collodi - Montecatini


Day 1 – Arrival

Firenze Panoramic Tour

Arrival in Florence & transfer to your hotel. Day at disposal for the child-oriented visit of the city center. Board the City Sightseeing tour, and visit the "Renaissance Cradle" from a privileged point of view, with the opportunity to get off and go back to the "Red Bus" to get lost in downtown streets and observe closely the medieval and Renaissance views of the city.
Possibility to be accompanied by an Authorized Tourist Guide that will reveal the secrets of the most famous monuments in the city: the Cathedral (famous Brunelleschi dome), the Baptistery (the door of paradise), St. Mark's Square, the Old Bridge and the Lungarni.

You will be able to book the entrance and the visit to the Uffizi Gallery, the Academy or any other museum you are interested in. Treat yourself to a close encounter with this fascinating city, understand and appreciate the background and context, its importance in history, thanks to the professionalism of our experienced guides. During the city visit stop in a restaurant with typical Tuscan menu.

Dinner & Overnight in Firenze
 

Day 2

This morning is dedicated to your children!

Discover Palazzo Vecchio. Palazzo Vecchio is the seat of the municipality and a wonderful museum open to the public. Here, possibility to enjoy daily activities for families for children of different ages, starting from 4 years such as:

Life at Court: today Palazzo Vecchio is a museum, but during the Sixteenth century it was the residence of the Duke Cosimo I de Medici, his wife Eleonora de Toledo and their eleven sons. As visitors cross the museum’s rooms they will not only appreciate the beauty of the Reggia but they will imagine as well the sumptuous banquets in the Sala Grande and the bloomed terraces that seemed gardens.
At the end of the guided visit you can wear a cape or an overcoat, shoes and hats of the Sixteenth century and enjoy yourself playing with some princes’ toys.)

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In the atelier: the fresco painting “Of all the other techniques used by painters, painting a wall is the most skilled and beautiful”.
This is how Giorgio Vasari introduces the fresco technique, considered among the most difficult ones because it does not leave room for a change of mind and requires a perfect knowledge of the materials and the pigments used.
The atelier allows the visitor to try dealing with the different execution phases of a small fresco that at the end of the activity he/she will bring it home.

Free afternoon for shopping and strolling around.
Dinner & Overnight in Firenze
 

Day 3

Pisa with its Leaning Tower & Viareggio & Its Cittadella

After breakfast departure for Pisa. A charming Tuscan landscape will frame your day. Stage the beautiful Piazza dei Miracoli that is considered to be one of the most fascinating monumental complexes in the world, which we can visit (optional) even with access to the Pendant Tower without waiting at the entrance. By climbing the 296 steps of the Tower a breathtaking panorama will open in front of you. A unique perspective for your photos memory of the city. Not suitable for children under 8 years.
The old town is it can be reached in about 10 minutes on foot from Piazza dei Miracoli and reaching it Piazza dei Cavalieri, once a political center of medieval Pisa. It was Cosimo I to found the sacred and military order of the Knights of St. Stephen and still here today they see the palaces dedicated to them: in particular the Caravan palace, with Giorgio graffiti Vasari by fascinating meanings, today hosts the "normal upper school".
Walking up to the "lungarni" open wonderful wonders where, with the expert eye of a guide, you taste the Then continue to Viareggio a very nice city located in Versilia in the province of Lucca.
The town is known for the seaside tourism, for fishing, for floriculture and above all for the Carnival.

The wagons of Carnival are the largest, more exhilarating and moving in the world, they travel along the seafront promenade; the main theme of this event has always been satire, political and social.

Visit to the Cittadella del Carnevale the biggest and most important Italian thematic park dedicated to the masks.

Dinner & Overnight in Viareggio.
 

Day 4

Lucca by bike on the walls and Collodi

In the morning visit to Lucca a refined art city of Renaissance style surrounded by walls interrupted by beautiful gates and bastions. Rent a bike with your children and anjoy a fun bike tours around above the city walls to enjoy a splendid view of the rooftops, alleyways, tower-houses, churches and marvelous noble palaces; then go to the historic center where you will admire the Piazza Anfiteatro, the Torre Guinigi, the Cathedral of San Martino and the typical Antique Street.

After lunch the tour continues to Collodi. Your children will be enthusiastic!

- Visit the Pinocchio Park in the hamlet of Collodi, Pistoia. A place inspired by the book "The Adventures of Pinocchio" by Carlo Lorenzini as "the Collodi."!

- Visit the historic Garzoni Garden: example of the Illuminist Garden built between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. shaping the wild nature for transform it into a real artistic monument!

- Visit the Butterfly House where you can walk and admire wonderful butterflies free to fly inside this modern greenhousebuilt entirely of glass and stone.

Dinner & Overnight in Montecatini Terme
 

Day 5 - Departure

After breakfast free time to enjoy Montecatini.
Taste the famous “Cialde” and take the Funiculare to reach Montecatini Alto. Enjoy the ride while watching the beautiful scenery.

Transfer to the airport of Florence for departure

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