Florence with small kids, is it doable? It certainly is. It may not be the leisurely strolls through art museums or enjoying a late afternoon glass of wine, but there are plenty of activities in Florence for everyone. Even if the art, culture and architecture aren’t high up on your list of things to see, you can still find fun things to do with kids in Florence that will keep the whole family happy.
In the years before we had kids, we travelled extensively through North and South America, Africa and Asia. Are you wondering why we didn’t go to Europe? We intentionally stayed away from Europe as we were saving it for when we had kids. We knew it would be an awesome place to travel with kids, and it turns out we were right! Why is Europe so great for family vacations?
Lucca is known for its city walls that surround the historical city center which is filled with cobblestone streets. It’s typically done as a day trip from Florence, but if you can afford a little more time here it’s worth it. It is also a good base to explore the Tuscan countryside.
We tried to give Pisa a chance, we really did. We searched for enough things to do to make it worthwhile to stay a day or two, but in the end we just couldn’t.
If you love outdoor activities and beautiful scenery, you simply must visit Norway. With it’s lush mountains and stunning fjords, Norway is one of the most naturally beautiful places we’ve ever seen.
When we think of Cinque Terre, we think of mountains and beautiful villages on rocky cliffs overlooking the sea. We definitely don’t think about renting bikes with two kids, yet, that is exactly what we did. After 5 days of Cinque Terre hikes, we were ready to do something different.
We get pretty excited when we find a city that has plenty of attractions AND has easy access to nature. Not knowing too much about Oslo before planning our trip to Norway, we were pleasantly surprised to find that it was exactly the type of city we love.
Norway is one of the world’s most beautiful countries, but it’s also one of the most expensive to visit. Thankfully there are ways to minimize the costs for your family, while actually improving your experience.
Rome is a great place to bring toddlers or babies as they won’t complain about being bored like older kids will. Although your younger kids will be more willing to go along for cultural visits, you will still need to give them time to play and be kids. The problem is that Rome is so jam packed with history and culture that there isn’t much space left over for parks or playgrounds.