Living in a city full of art, you would think that my school-age kids have seen and loved all of Florence’s cultural treasures. But like those of their Italian classmates, family weekends get booked up with sports events, birthday parties, shopping trips, visiting other towns or just much-needed downtime. When we do go to a church or museum, there is an element of gelato-bribing. School trips include a few museums during the year, but if, like us, you missed the year the class went to the Uffizi or Bargello, then at least someone in the house will know all about the Roman ruins below piazza della Repubblica or the more unpleasant displays at La Specola. It’s mostly been up to us to educate them—and enjoy together—Florence’s heritage. What we have tried to do is slowly build up snapshots from different sites, focusing on quality more than quantity. If a child remembers one painting that spoke to them, that’s more valuable than a glazed-over trip through room after room.