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September 29, 2017

Visiting museums in Florence with kids

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 […]
September 20, 2017

Rollerblading with kids in Florence

As September afternoons begin to cool down and the evenings shorten, my daughter and I often feel the need to get outside after school. Living up the hill in Fiesole, it’s not easy to go for a quick bike ride here. What we crave is flatness and the only place in Florence to really get […]
February 7, 2017

Conscious kids shopping in Florence

From eco-kidswear purveyors to long-treasured toymakers, these children’s boutiques seamlessly balance modern-day innovation and old-school charm.

6 rainy day activities for kids in Florence

The sun is not always shining in Florence, contrary to popular belief. Here are six ways to calm your kids on a rainy day.
April 30, 2015

What to do with kids in Florence

The Florentine says a massive thank-you to everyone who contributed to this article, including Firenze Moms4Moms and Baby Bottega. Florence does not have the best reputation when it comes to children’s activities. Maybe it’s because of the haute culture, the myriad museums and churches, or
January 16, 2014

Cursing customs and kids

Once, while out with his nonna, my son, who was just learning to talk, proudly identified the backside of a strange woman standing beside them: ‘Culo!’ My extended Italian family members were highly amused by my mother-in-law’s subsequent retelling of the episode. I, on
July 12, 2012

Helping kids cope

Four ‘special employees' at the Meyer Paediatric Hospital in Florence celebrate 10 years on the job. The employees, two Labradors and two mixed breeds, work in the pet therapy department of the hospital, encouraging the young patients to smile again. Theirs is a great responsibility: they must bring excitement,
October 27, 2011

Fiorentina for kids

The ACF Fiorentina is dedicating two regular-season Serie A games to raise funds for the Every One campaign of Save the Children, which has as the goal saving the lives of 500,000 children a year in 38 countries by 2015.   According to Save the Children, every year,

The fight to find Florentine kids

On October 14, Italian and Florence newspapers reported that Marianne Grin, a US-Russian citizen who has lived in Florence for over 10 years, had abducted her children over the summer. Grin was being divorced by her U.S. husband in Florence, and, after having lost custody of the couple'
June 1, 2011

Kids in two languages

My mother-in-law likes to tell my children the Tuscan joke about the cat that waited for the mouse to emerge from its hole in the wall. For three days, the cat sat outside the mouse's home, waiting, waiting, waiting. When eventually the cat barked ‘bow wow,'