Medieval history may be a bit much for most young kids to truly enjoy,but turn a tour of a city into a scavenger hunt for animals of Florenceand it can be the highlight of a family vacation. A Select Italy guide will take your family throughout some of Florence’s most famous monuments and buildings, including the Medici Palace Chapel, Ponte Vecchio and Orsanmichele.

This tour offers an entertaining and informative look at Florence from a child’s point of view. The focus of this walking tour is the animals — both ferocious and friendly — that populate the city’s historic center. Meet the golden lion that stands guard over City Hall, the rearing horse being shod by a medieval blacksmith at Orsanmichele and the exotic camels and leopards that animate the charming, fairytale-like fresco of the "Journey of the Magi" in the Medici-Riccardi Palace. Also, be sure to pet the nose of the wild pig that crouches outside the Straw Market so you will come back to Florence again! The tour includes a visit to the colorful food market at San Lorenzo and of course, a stop for gelato.