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Best Top Ten Kid Accommodations

Think Family Friendly in Florence

Travelling Florence with a family means looking for the rooms with a little more space, extra services like cots and high chairs and convenience for getting around to explore the sites of the city. Here is a list of the top ten family-oriented hotels, bed and breakfast accommodations and holiday apartment rentals in the city of Florence and the surrounding area.

Browse through to find which of these kid-friendly lodgings is best suited for your family and cater to your special needs.  Extra beds, adjoining rooms, babysitting services, close to parks and green areas for playing and romping, these select accommodations are geared to respond to the requests that a family with children is bound to have while vacationing far from home.

1. il Palagetto Guest House

Bedroom at il PalagettoSpacious bedrooms at il Palagetto

B&B Palagetto, Via Monteoliveto 52, city center Florence

Charming and inviting, this B&B located on the outskirts of the city center is close enough to make everything easily accessible yet set far away enough to enjoy the quiet of a neighborhood filled with plants and trees. There are combination rooms that will work perfectly for a family and since the owners have children of their own, they are more than prepared to help you with any special requests.

2. Fattoria il Lago

Bedroom at Fattoria il LagoRooms with a view at Fattoria il Lago

Fattoria il Lago, Dicomano, Florence

Located close to Florence in an area which is off the beaten path but loaded with vineyards, olive groves, trails for hiking and especially noted for its great prices for family vacations. Fattoria il Lago has a lake for fishing and a playground area for children as well as a recreational room for indoor activities. Between wine tasting for the adults and games for the kids, the whole family is covered here.

3. I Nidi di Belforte

Pool and garden at I Nidi di BelfortePool and garden at I Nidi di Belforte

I Nidi di Belforte, Dicomano, Florence

p>We all know you need to have activities to keep the kids busy! There is a game room and lots of grassy green area where everyone can enjoy some quality family time. The typical Tuscan decor is easy to keep clean with a family underhand and the amenities and fully equipped kitchen will have you saving a few pennies … to spend on gelato, naturally.

4. Agriturismo Frascole

Double bedroom at Agriturismo FrascoleDouble bedroom at Agriturismo Frascole

Agriturismo Frascole, Dicomano, Florence

The historic corner of Mugello is the home to many Etruscan remains which make for a fun and excellent learning experience for the kids. Mom & Dad will find lots of space for the family adventure while at the same time a delicious opportunity to sample some great Florentine wines. The apartments are simply decorated, yet they provide all the necessities. Be sure to let them know you are traveling with kids and they will take special care of you.

5. Oltrarno Apartment

Comfortable city center apartment, OltrarnoComfortable city center apartment, Oltrarno

Oltrarno Apartment, Via dell’Orto 11, city center Florence

p>If convenience for you is being closer to the monuments and spending less time in the car with the kids - then this is the place for you. Only minutes by foot to all the major attractions in town, small shops, grocery stores, cafes, and restaurants, you will find it easy to navigate the city of Florence while vacationing at the Oltrarno Apartments.

6. Agricola Poderino

Double bedrooms with garden view at Agricola PoderinoDouble bedrooms with a garden view at Agricola Poderino

Agricola Poderino, Bagno a Ripoli, Florence

Just in the right position to either catch the bus into the city center of Florence or take a short day trip to Chianti. This fully functional farm provides a little one on one time with the family. The one bedroom, self-catering apartment has wi-fi, modern amenities, a large sofa bed and a bathtub for the kids. Enjoy the outdoors and being close to everything while staying at Agricola Poderino

7. Fattoria dell’Orto degli Ulivi

Family size bedrooms at Fattoria dell'Orto degli UliviFamily size bedrooms at Fattoria dell'Orto degli Ulivi

Fattoria dell’Orto degli Ulivi, Molin del Piano, Pontassieve, Florence

The kid-friendly rooms at Fattoria dell’Orto are large and spacious, so parents can have the kids close by. But the fun of the farm is the opportunities for the kids to come into direct contact with nature; visit the gardens, the animals and … for a bit of fun the pool! The owners have a passion for growing things and they love to share this with everyone, even organizing cooking lessons with their natural ingredients.

8. Agriturismo Montalbino

Large green gardens and trails at Agriturismo MontalbinoLarge green gardens and trails at Agriturismo Montalbino

Agriturismo Montalbino, Montespertoli, Florence

What could be more fun for kids of all ages to have a petting zoo on the property? Why a tree fort, of course! Agriturismo Montalbino is a child’s vacation fantasy land with the many opportunities on the extensive farm to explore and create new adventures. And as if that isn’t enough the owner's program activities in the kitchen and around the farm to tempt the kids to truly enjoy Tuscany.

9. Eden Rock Resort

Poolside at Eden Rock ResortPoolside at Eden Rock Resort

Eden Rock Resort, Via Clemente Biondetti 7, city center Florence

Less than 4 km from the train station in Florence, this elegant hotel has family suites with a kitchenette which will help you make special meals while traveling with kids. Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere with pool, close to the main attractions and museums.

10. Villa Le Statue

Bedroom at Villa Le StatueApartment at Villa Le Statue

Villa Le Statue, Via Bolognese 234, city center Florence

A country like setting with pool, wifi, and air conditioning, yet easy to navigate with public transport. These self-catering suites at Villa Le Statue will easily accommodate the family while guaranteeing space for the kids to explore in a lush green setting. A position which is sure to please everyone in the family while showing Florence at its best.

Author: Donna Scharnagl

It has been more than 25 years since I took my first steps in Italy and I still haven’t found a good reason to leave.  Between the food, the culture, the history, the art, the landscapes … did I mention the food? I have become a lifelong student. It didn't take long to learn that Italians all have stories that long to be told; stories that paint a picture of how hard work produces character, how life is made of ups and downs and how good it feels to laugh.


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