Family Travel Ideas in Venice

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Venice is a nice place to take slightly older children and introduce them to the iconic art, culture and beauty of the classic European destination. Here are some family travel ideas to make the most of your vacation to Venice.

Take Boat Rides

Take enchanting boat rides through the beautiful canals and alleys of the city. These romantic rides let visitors view snapshots of Venice’s cultural magnificence and are the most entertaining, and convenient modes of discovering the pristine charm of the bewitching islands.

The Glass Island

This is a sure-shot winner with the kids. The island of Murano is home to the world famous art of Murano glass. There are artisans working on exquisite art pieces molded with fine glass. Children enjoy the factory tour and buying glass beads, fish bowls, Christmas decorations and glass miniature candies from souvenir shops.

Burano and Torcello

The twin islands are located at about an hour from the heart of Venice and are a great family retreat from the touristy bustle of Venice. The destinations feature bright hand-painted homes and lush greenery along with relics of ancient art and architecture.

Pigeon-Feed at Piazza San Marco

Young kids will love feeding huge flocks of pigeons at the main Piazza San Marco center. Buy a bag of grains and let the children pose for pictures with the affable pigeons perched on their head. There are several street-side cafes and vendors selling corn along with a few ice-cream parlors.

Eating Out

Most restaurants offer dishes that can be customized and personalized according to children's preferences in most restaurants and the pickier kids can even eat at pizzerias sprinkled throughout Venice. For children yearning for comfort fast food, Mc Donald’s and all major fast food chains have their outlet in the city.

Venice is a great place to acquaint your children with the snapshots of a classic, fine and timeless European culture and makes for a fun-filled, family holiday destination.

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