Discount sightseeing card. The Firenze Card allows you to jump queues at cultural highlights—Uffizi lines are legendary—and gets you into as many of Florence’s major museums as you like for a 72-hour period. Children under 18 who are EU citizens and in the same family group as a cardholder also go free.
Museum shops . At any cultural heavyweights, visit the shop first and buy a couple of postcards—turning a museum visit into a treasure hunt adds child-appeal. The Uffizi has a great selection for this.
Pedestrian Piazzas. Increased pedestrianisation has made roaming with young kids much freer than it used to be. But you should still keep an eye out: even in zones closed to traffic, you may still encounter a taxi, electric bus, cleaning vehicle, or transgressing local.
Time-out time. If your tot needs to switch off from sightseeing, and just ‘do something normal’, the second floor of Florence’s central library, the Biblioteca delle Oblate, has a quiet, relaxed play space with toys and picture books. It’s free to use—and is worth the trip for the view of Brunelleschi’s cathedral dome from the café terrace alone.