Make your way to the Piazza Santa Croce in the morning to meet your licensed guide and set off on a leisurely walk through the historic city streets, many of which appear much as they did during the Renaissance. Kids receive an activity booklet designed by educators to keep them engaged throughout the tour with games, coloring pages, and an interactive treasure hunt.
Walk in the footsteps of the greatest Renaissance artists, philosophers, and rulers on a ‘time-traveling’ route that takes you past the most important monuments in the city, including the Ponte Vecchio Bridge, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and Brunelleschi’s famous Duomo. Admire the Gothic facade of the the Santa Croce Basilica while your guide shares tales about the many famous people buried here, including Galileo, Michelangelo, and Machiavelli. Imagine Florence’s powerful Medici rulers crossing the Vasari Corridor, and pass the palace where Leonardo da Vinci began painting the Mona Lisa. Kids can scout for hidden animal symbols at the vibrant Porcellino market.
Finally, delve into the life and imagination of one of Italy's most celebrated artists with included in admission to the Leonardo da Vinci Museum. See life-size models of his elaborate flying machines and other inventions, plus replicas of famous paintings including The Last Supper, Mona Lisa, and The Annunciation. Visitors of all ages will be inspired by multimedia displays, and kids can get creative coloring their very own Mona Lisa. At the end of the 3-hour tour, say farewell to your guide and continue exploring the museum independently if you like.