Venice is the amazing city in Italy, known as the city of canals. It is a must for your epic family vacation. Many know Venice as an excellent city for adults, but there are so many things to do as a family. Let’s look at three family activities to do in the city of canals. Let’s start by exploring Murano glass bead making. Murano glass is also used to create beautiful beads and jewelry. If you visit Muriel Balensi on Fondamenta Radi, you can get to see these lovely glass beads get made in their workshop. If you are looking for something more hands-on, call ahead and make an appointment and for a fee, your family can have lessons on Murano glass bead making. Getting lost does not seem fun unless you are in the world’s most challenging garden maze in nearby Strà, on the Brenta Canal. Located at Via Doge Pisani 7, the maze is part of Villa Pisani. The Villa itself is impressive, and the kids will love seeing the ballroom, which has the trompe l’oeil painting on the ceiling. But the garden maze is the main attraction for the Villa Pisani. This maze is a very tricky and challenging maze to navigate, but once you reach the center, you can climb the double spiral staircase to the top of the tower and either watch or help those that are lost in the maze.
Make fun out of sightseeing by creating a treasure hunt. Create a list of things that range from easy points to high point finds. Each team/family member should have a camera. When they see something on their list, they call it out, and they take a photo of it. At the end of the day, the winner of the treasure hunt is the team/family member with the most points. Here are a few items that would be great for your list: a golden lion, a singing gondolier, a street performer, and a bride. There are so many great things that can be added to your list.
These are three suggestions, but here’s one of my most significant ideas: throw away the planning and just walk around Venice. With a city as stunningly beautiful, inspiring and captivating as this, it is sure to be a family vacation you will not forget.