Florence has been voted the ideal European summer holiday destination for families.
A recent poll by online travel forum TripAdvisor named the Italian city most suitable for a family vacation, followed by Edinburgh and London.
Other cities completing the top 10 list of family vacation spots are Berlin, Barcelona, Rome, Vienna, Paris, Budapest and Istanbul.
The results follow a recent survey by the website which found that more than half (53%) of Britons intend spending less on family holidays this year - a development that will have been noted by trip agencies and travel insurance companies.
Survey findings suggest that holidaymakers will strongly consider the affordability of different countries before deciding on their destination of choice.
© Press Association 2011