Beside our amazing tours 😉, here you find some tips and ideas to share other quality family activities to make your trip to Venice unique!

 

 

An exciting GONDOLA RIDE pretending to be the Doge of Venice!

Gondola rideA gondola ride is one of those unmissable experiences that everyone should do at least once in a lifetime! The hidden Venice seen from the original point of view, from the water in the quietness of the minor canals.

DId you know that the last person owning a gondola was an American lady who chose to spend her last phase of her life in Venice? She was nicknamed the Dogaressa, the First Lady…

  Tour duration: 

Approx.30 minutes

 Price:

€80 per gondola, max 6 people per boat

  
Customization:

This activity could follow a WALKING TOUR in different districts of Venice and the itinerary can be fully customized at pleasure.

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An entertaining family experience: let's paint a MASK!

Why are masks so popular in Venice?

Venice has plenty of shops selling masks of any kind simply because Venice is the homeland of Carnival! However, even if you do not come to Venice during Carnival, you can have the chance of plunging in the intriguing word of disguise and learn how to paint your own mask!

Several mask shops offer  mini-courses of masks painting. There are plenty of examples to take inspiration and a range of about 20 plain white models made of papier-mâché. After choosing one, you’ll be taught techniques for the backgrounds and intricate decorations. After drying and glazing, your mask will be packed and ready to be safely carried away.

  Tour duration: 

approx. 1 hour for the ABC Course

 Price:

Between €40 and €50 per kid

  
Customization:

This activity could follow a WALKING TOUR in different districts of Venice and the itinerary can be fully customized at pleasure.

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A visit in a GLASS BLOWING FACTORY trying to uncover the master's secrets!

Murano glass blowingDid you know that in ancient times, a glass master who tried to set up a shop beyond the lagoon risked being assassinated by the secret police?! Murano blowing glass made the glory of Venice and it is simply amazing…

If you don’t have time to go to Murano, there is the chance to visit a glass factory downtown: yet, it is free of charge!

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An amusing POP-UP WORKSHOP with Dario

Dario Cestaro pop up workshop VeniceDario Cestaro is professor at the Accademy of Fine Arts of Venice where he teaches Paper Technology. When he is in town, he might be available for a private pop-up workshop: it is really educational and pure fun!

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An engaging PAINTING LESSON with Noemí

noemi paiting class venice

Noemí Carrau is an extraordinary  street artist who left her homeland Barcelona to settle down in Venice. She is a dreamer and her style is simply unique. You can find her in Campo San Cassian, even in the hottest summer days, trying to  shape a new dream of hers.

A painting lesson, would be a great opportunity for your kids!

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The magic world of MARIONETTES at Roberto's studio

Did you know the word “marionette” was born in Venice? This town is the ideal setting for a child’s imagination to grow, and Roberto’s one was so captured by the story of Pinocchio that he became a modern Geppetto! Let’s explore the picturesque district of Cannaregio and finish our tour in the dreamy atmosphere of his amazing workshop full of marionettes and puppets.

  Tour duration: 

approx. 1 hour

 Price:

€ 60 per party up to 8 people (please note that Roberto does not speak English, you will need the guide to stay with you to translate)

  
Customization:

This activity could follow a walking tour in the district Cannaregio and the itinerary can be fully customized at pleasure. 

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An exciting ROWING LESSON to pilot a boat like a native!

Rowing lesson in Venice

A gondola ride is one of the most relaxing way of getting in touch with the essence of Venice but there’s a more exciting one : rowing like a Venetian, with the « Voga alla Veneta »!

 

This can be a fun and memorable experience for your children!

Actually it is a little bit harder than it looks when you are watching the gondoliers do it along the Grand Canal, but it is definitely cooler to do it yourself instead of being only the spectator.

The perspective of Venice changes when on the water and maybe you will start feeling less of a tourist. For sure, it’s something to be remembered long after you return home!

Row Venice has fantastic reviews: teachers are patient and encouraging, nobody has fallen in yet but the only little « complication» might be the meeting spot that is apparently difficult to find, if you have never come to Venice before.

But here we are! Rowing tours begin in the district Cannaregio, a quiet and charming section of Venice, not too far from the Jewish Ghetto. So, let’s organize A WALKING TOUR throughout this enchaning area, away from the main tourist attractions of the city: let’s chat about daily life until we reach the Jewish Quarter, that once war a shelter for the Jews during international turmoils but where they were locked in at night and during religious holidays. Along the way, we could even stop in a typical bacaro to get a true taste of Venice: a couple of cicheti (tapas) and a glass of wine (maybe a soft drink for kids?!) would let you feel like a local, absolutely ready for your rowing experience! Our walking tour would end right where you meet your instructor.

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An enjoyable family COOKING LESSONS to grasp the savory side of Venice

cooking lessons venice

Have fun with a Venetian homemade cooking lesson: pick a day, choose a menu and book your lesson with “Cucina in Voga”!

9.15 Meeting at Rialto market to buy all the fresh ingredients to cook the recipes you have chosen

10.30 Cooking lesson in Palazzo Contarini, an imposing building along the Grand Canal

13.15 Tasting Session!!

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The thrilling TECUM GAME

tecum game Venice

Take part to a thrilling escape game with your family: a (fake) murder has been committed in Palazzo Contarini, an imposing building along the Grand Canal in Venice.

Be a detective for a while! Will you be able to find out the culprit?

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