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2 Days in Florence with Kids (aged 8-13)

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Help! I am having a very hard time choosing what to do for our two days in Florence. I keep thinking I have settled on my top choices only to change my mind and go round and round. I am going to list the things that I'm trying to decide between with the hope someone can at least help narrow down my choices.

Usually I only try to schedule one or two things a day but I'm ok packing these two days as long as I can keep them interesting enough for my kids with adequate snack & gelato breaks. . (We have 4 kids - ages 13, 11, and two 8 year olds.

I like to plan by the half day, and so will need to plan something for Fri. Dec 23rd a.m. & p.m. and Sat. Dec 24th a.m. and p.m. (p.m. for us is afternoon; we don't really plan to do anything in the evenings after dinner). As far as I can tell most places will keep regular hours on the 24th.

1-8 are the ones I think I want the most, 9-10 I think look interesting too and would consider if someone more familiar with the city thinks they'd be better than the others. I want to make sure we have fun just walking around and seeing some interesting shops (paper, costume, mask, candy shops) -- which is one reason why the family-focused walking tours are appealing. I'm debating skipping the art museums altogether and choosing only one of the da Vinci/Galileo museums. And the walking tours don't give out their exact itineraries.

1. Nancy Aiello Kids Discovery Florence tour - 1/2 day walking tour http://www.nancyaiellotours.com/family-first-programs/florence/discovery/

2. Freya Florence for Families tour - 1/2 day walking tour
http://www.freyasflorence.com/family-tour/test-family-tour-2/
They said this tour covers some of the historical centre and includes the palazzo Davanzati, the cathedral and town hall squares and will teach us a bit about the architecture and sculpture in the city and the history and Renaissance society.

3. Freya tours - Uffizi Gallery tour for families - 1/2 day includes some walking tour plus some time touring in the museum with a guide

4. Palazzo Vecchio Secret Passages tour 1 hr 10 min
http://en.firenze.waf.it/museo_dett/334-palazzo-vecchio-tickets/14-palazzo-vecchio-secret-passages-tickets.html
Also maybe climb bell tower

5. Leonardo da Vinci museum

6. Galileo museum

7. Duomo, climb to top

8. Santa Croce

9. Accademia Gallery

10. Pitti Palace

Thank you for any advice helping me narrow it down!!

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