Each of our private museum tours and art classes for kids in Florence, Italy, is designed to engage kids with the art and culture of Italy, in a wholly unique way. We inspire your kids to look for deeper meaning and make connections to their own lives through our self-guided critical inquiry methodology. We allow students to use their own internal compass for exploring the city in a tactile and hands-on way. We find this type of experience provides students with a greater depth of understanding and appreciation for the city’s historic legacy in art and architecture.
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-Note: We do not conduct group tours – it’s all about you & your kids!
DaVinci Workshop (for families or just the kids! 3 hrs | 260 euro • 1-4 pax + 40 euro ea. add’l person
Our arts education and fine artist docent will take families to the Leonardo DaVinci museum to explore interactive exhibits and compare themes in science, art, and invention. She will bring sketchbooks and materials for brainstorming and engaging projects during the visits, guide children through their own sketching and discovery activity afterward. All materials included. Museum entrance tickets not included (9.50 euro/per child)
Florence Family Tour thru Medieval & Renaissance Life (child-focused tours & kids-only art projects • 3 hrs | 260 euro • 1-4 pax + 40 euro ea. add’l person
Our arts education and fine artist docent will take families and children in Florence on an artistic adventure replete with sketch books for a hands-on discovery of Medieval and Renaissance life in the city. We’ll take an in-depth look at the people, piazzas, and perfection of Renaissance greats. Kids will get to bring their own visions to life through our guided art projects along the way. All materials included.
Studio Art Project Workshop (2.5 hrs. | 100 euro/student)
Parents can get some grown-up time to explore Florence while we work with the kids on a chosen project ranging from: drawing & painting (the basis of art), to fresco / graffito, mosaic, mixed media, or sculpture under the guidance of our studio artist and arts educator, Marco, or one of his Fine Arts docents at his exclusive art academy right in the heart of Florence.
Kids-only or family art projects taking inspiration from the beauty of Florence – fun for the whole family!
Art Class for a Day! We can also arrange for students to join a group art class with local Italian children, for art lessons to bring out the best of your child’s creativity. (90 mins. | 50 euro/student)
All materials included.
Family Ceramics Class (2.5 hrs. 240 euro/2-4 people,
40 euro each additional person – up to 10 participants) • Kids 12+ This course begins with an art history lesson explaining the origins and techniques of typical Tuscan ceramic arts, followed by a step-by-step workshop on painting plates with typical Renaissance designs along with a snack and tea or wine in the artist’s studio. Your hand-crafted Florentine-style plates will need firing – extra charge for express firing, but for families with a few days in Florence can pick up their finished works at this incredible artisan workshop.
Family Uffizi Tour (child-friendly / kid-focused! 3 hrs | 285 euro • 1-4 pax + 55 euro each additional person)
A museum tour designed with the Arte al SoleVisual Thinking and Self-Guided Critical Inquiry learning philosophy. The best way to visit the Uffizi Gallery as a family –
In 3 hrs, we offer an in-depth exploration focusing on engaging children to interact with 6-7 key pieces of art in a realistic time-frame. No checking famous paintings off a list with a 3-minute stare here! Your family will experience the full aesthetic wonder and historical magic of the Renaissance amongst its most famous works. Kids will work on some drawing and sketching of things that most inspire under the guidance of our specialized art docent.
Museum entrance tickets separate (€20 euro/adult – Kids €4 – children under 6 free) We will reserve your skip-the-line tickets.
Boboli Gardens Sketch Hunt / Family Tour! Child-focused tours & kids-only art projects • 3 hrs | 260 euro • 1-4 pax + 40 euro ea. add’l person
We will wander through the enchanting maze of gardens that once served as the playground for Florentine elites through the centuries. Here, kids will get to sketch and bring the sculptures scattered throughout the grounds to life. A great place for a picnic!
Museum entrance tickets separate (approx. €10 euro/adult – €3/children)
Our Summer Camp Programs are held at the sumptuous Palazzo San Niccolò – with lodging options at Palazzo Belfiore nearby, click here