for first-timers


Planning Your venice Visit

On your must-see list, you should include St Mark’s Square and the Basilica in the square, the Rialto Bridge, the Doge’s Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs.


ride a gondola

Taking a gondola ride along the Grand Canal should be on that list too! It’s one of the best things to do in Venice with kids!


spend 2-3 days in venice

Allowing 2-3 days for Venice's highlights is sufficient without overspending. If you're on a tight budget and can only spare a couple of days for Venice at the end of your trip, it's still worth it.


Public Transportation in Venice

Vaporetto, Venice's waterbuses, can be pricey, with single tickets at about €9.50. Savings can be had by purchasing tickets from sales booths, not onboard. For frequent users, an ACTV Water Bus Pass is a cost-effective choice.


Private Transportation in Venice

Venice also has water taxis called Motoscafo. They are fancy and expensive but you may need to use one when you arrive and depart if you’re traveling with young kids and heavy luggage.


Prepare for Venice to Flood

Venice floods approximately 100 per year from October to January. They are usually only minor floods that last 3-4 hours during high tide and you’ll get a warning from local officials over loudspeakers before it happens.


Buy Traditional Souvenirs

Murano glass is one of the most coveted souvenirs in Venice. Don’t buy them from a tourist gift shop as they won’t be authentic. Buy them from an artisan workshop instead.


dining in venice

Fish is king in Venice so meals like pasta in an anchovy sauce, risotto cooked with cuttlefish ink, and sardines are traditional here. For kid-friendly meals, there are paninis sold in numerous delis. 

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