Ultimate Guide to Venice with Kids

Italy, Venice Guide (B): Ultimate Guide to Venice with Kids

Venice with kids is an awfully good idea. It’s hard to imagine a city more thrilling to visit with children than Venice. This, after all, is a city on the water where even the ambulances and rubbish trucks are boats. Most of the buildings are palaces and there are winged lions and dragons around every corner.

Venice is a joy to explore with children. Wander down the less touristy backstreets and you’ll find tiny canals and little bridges to run across. There are ice-cream shops on almost every street and you can learn how to row a gondola and paint a Venetian mask.

Here’s our guide to exploring Venice with kids, with lots of ideas of things to see and do as well as tips on avoiding queues.

Venice is at its best approached from the water and arriving in Venice with kids by boat is an unforgettable experience. The bus from the airport to the city centre is quicker and cheaper but it’s worth paying more for a seat in a water bus. A one-way ticket costs €15 on one of the Alilaguna boats. A water taxi is more indulgent at about €110 but even more special as you’ll get better views of the approach to Venice. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Ultimate Guide to Venice with Kids
Guide Location: Italy » Venice
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Clare Thomson
Read it on author's website: https://suitcasesandsandcastles.com/ultimate-guide-to-venice-with-kids/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • St Mark’s Square
  • St Mark’s Basilica
  • Campanile tower
  • red marble lions
  • Venice Kayak
  • Row Venice
  • Rialto Bridge
  • Ponte dell’Accademia
  • Bridge of Sighs
  • Ponte de Chiodo
  • Ca’Macana
  • Doge’s Palace
  • Libreria Acqua Alta
  • Campo Santa Margherita
  • Campo San Giacomo dell’Orio
  • Al Prosecco
  • Palazzo Mocenigo
  • All’Arco
  • Caffe Florian
  • Grom
  • Gelateria Il Doge
  • Squero di San Trovaso
  • Il Forcolaio Matto
  • Peggy Guggenheim Collection

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