Best Things To Do With Kids In Florence – Piazza Massimo D’Azeglio Playground

The tranquil and leafy Piazza D'Azeglio used to be a gated private garden for the surrounding 18th and 19th century Renaissance Revival homes. Nowadays, there's a lovely playground here, as well as a soccer field and an indoor carousel. There's a Carrefour Express supermarket a few minutes walk away at Via Giosuè Carducci, 14 - head south down Via Giosuè Carducci from the south-east corner of the square. There's lots of park benches around, and the playground is fully fenced.


2 Responses to “Best Things To Do With Kids In Florence – Piazza Massimo D’Azeglio Playground

  • Hello there –
    Found your post and had some questions for you.
    We are traveling to Flo in August with a 1 year old and a 3 year old. Did you have a rental car in Flo? If not, is it very challenging getting around Flo by bus? I’ve not really looked into transport yet. We won’t be renting a car.
    Thank you for the list of parks, looking forward to checking them out when we go.

    • Hi Komal,

      Your kids will love Florence! The historical centre is quite compact and walkable, so your public transport use may be quite minimal depending on where you stay. The bus system (ATAF) is very easy to use and economical. It’s €1.20 for a single-ride ticket, or €4.70 for a 4 ride ticket, and once you validate, each ticket is valid for 90 minutes. The good news is that kids under 1 metre tall ride for free! You can share the 4-ride ticket (biglietto quattro corse), as long as you validate it once for each person. It’s more expensive if you buy your ticket onboard the bus, so make sure you buy in advance – look out for the ATAF sign at supermarkets, cafes and newsstands (tabacchi). The busses were great – on-time, clean and air-conditioned. Consider taking a compact stroller however, as space can be tight. Catch the bus up to Piazzale Michelangelo for the most stunning views of the city.

      You definitely won’t need a car in Florence – parking is expensive and hard to find. Plus there’s the (expensive) risk of accidentally driving into a ZTL.

      Please stay tuned for more info about Florence – including the best toy shops to visit!

      Happy travels,

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