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Venice for Kids

Venice is exciting for all ages, but children will appreciate a more hands on, behind the scenes look
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 3.2 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview:  Venice is a city that appeals to adults for its rich history, culture, and arts. It is also a city that is easily explored by families... more »

Tips:  Advanced reservations are necessary for the Secrets Itineraries tour of the Palazzo Ducale and are also suggested for the campanile.... more »

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Points of Interest

The Campanile di San Marco is a not-to-be-missed attraction in the heart of Piazza San Marco. The campanile is part of the larger Basilica of San Marco. The Basilica is beautiful, but children of all ages will enjoy seeing Venice from atop the 99-meter bell tower more than they will enjoy seeing the mosaics depicting Marco Polo's travels along... More

The Secret Itineraries Tour’ of the Doge’s Palace takes you behind the scenes of the Palazzo Ducale with a specialized guide and a view of the most secret and interesting rooms in the Palazzo. The level of detail provided for each room is quite extensive, and may be too much for younger children, but upper elementary and older age children will... More

3. Giardini di Sant'Elena (Park of Sant'Elena)

If you want to make this itinerary longer, or have children that need a break to play on the monkey bars, head to the playground at Sant'Elena. A favorite stop for locals and their children, this playground is covered by shaded trees and offers choices for children from preschool to elementary age. There are several cafes surrounding the... More

To get to Murano: Take the Vaporetto (linea 4 or 5, getting off at the Museo Murano stop.

The Museo del Vetro offers guided tours where visitors can see glass blowing demonstrations as well as collections of glass from the 15th century to modern times.
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Admission:
Full price: €8
Reduced: €5,50 (for children and students)

Hours
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A great way to see the city, especially for the tired legs of children is by vaporetto (water bus). Consider riding Linea 1 all the way down the Canal Grande, to Lido, or taking linea 4.1 to the smaller islands of Burano or Torcello.
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Cost
Adult, one way: €7
Children under 6 ride free, but kids 6 and over must pay the full adult fare.

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6. Row Venice

For families looking for an outdoor adventure (on a separate day), Row Venice offers rowing tours and lessons. Learning the Venetian style of rowing, in the lagoon, offers a perspective unlike any others for children and adults.

Lessons are two hours long and can be done in groups or as individuals and are best for ages 10 and up.
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