Venice with kids| How to visit on a budget
Let’s start with some basic facts about Venice…. Venice is an island city located on 118 small islands (a little like Stockholm in Sweden). Venice is Situated in the eastern part of Italy and near the Adriatic Sea, there are 170 waterways which separate the islands with over 400 bridges that connect these islands.
Plus the Rialto Bridge puts you close to perhaps the best place for a takeaway lunch in the city…. a pizza place for the locals… making the most delicious array of pastries, pizza, olive bread… you’ll smell the place, before you see the queues… but be prepared to wait it out… your kids will think it’s worth the wait once they take that first bite!!! (but if you fancy sitting for a meal, this article might help)
So does your family love to explore new cities too? Do you believe that city breaks aren’t just for adults and are a great way to learn, relax and bond as a family. If so, grab a seat, make yourself comfortable & discover some of the favourite ‘family friendly’ cities we’ve visited in our 400+ day Euopean Roadtrip
Saint Mark’s Square is the center of activity in Venice… and worth a detour to see this… but if you’ve got kids that need to be entertained… then try taking them across to the islands that surround Venice (like Murano) to check out the amazing glass… or grab a few minutes out of a busy day to experience a gelato that will make you want to come back for more (just check out this review of Suso (pic below))
We’re pretty sure that Venice will be too smelly (yes that water – phew!) and too busy (yes it was packed!) or too expensive (a family of 4 ticket cost us 94 Euros for an unlimited daily travel pass – ouch!)… But if you can see past that, it’s the type of city you’ll be delighted to have seen… your kids will find something that they will remember for ever (the gondolier nearly falling in, the DHL canal boat service or those intricate masks!!)… and like us, you’ll probably be glad you made the effort to see it
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Summary Need to escape for a few days? Want to compare weekend breaks to top cities such as Bordeaux, Rome or Copenhagen? Does your family love to explore new cities too? Do you also think that city breaks aren't just for adults and are a great way to learn, relax and bond as a family. If so, grab a seat, make yourself comfortable & discover some of the favourite 'family friendly' cities we've visited in our 400+ day European Roadtrip