Experiences in Venice, Italy

Unique things to do, curated by kimkim specialists
Buzzy Bologna and its Food Culture
Top Cultural Activities in Italy

Italy's culture is renowned across the globe, which is why it's the 5th most visited country in the world. Go beyond the typical tourist attractions and dive deeper into Italian culture. Visit bustling food markets, discover traditional music, join the locals for an afternoon Apertivo, and take an art class. Ditch the crowds of Venice and explore its islands, or take a break from shopping to learn the secrets behind Milan's fashionista reputation. Make the most of your trip by truly experiencing the authentic Italian culture!

The Beautiful Beaches of the Amalfi Coast in Italy
Top Beach Excursions in Italy

From north to south to the islands, Italy has a prime coastline with some of the Mediterranean's most beautiful beaches. You can find stretches of pebbles and sand in lakes surrounded by mountain peaks, lagoons with wetlands and colorful villages, hidden bays enveloped by cliffs, and scenic gulfs and coves. Combine a little adventure with relaxing on the beach, or spend your entire day zipping around the seaside searching for the dolce vita.

Discover Italian History from Ancient Rome to the 20th Century
Top Historical Experiences in Italy

From Ancient Rome to the Middle Ages to the World Wars, Italy is steeped in fascinating history. Whether you're exploring historical Verona in the north, medieval Tuscany and the catacombs of Rome in central Italy, or the archeological ruins of Pompeii to the south, you can walk through the centuries. Discover the Colosseum and Roman Forum, stroll the cobbled streets of Siena, and discover the secrets of St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace in Venice.

Explore Italy's Beautiful Countryside, Cities, and Food
Top Family Experiences in Italy

Italy may be the most family-friendly destination, with so much diversity in history, environment, and activity. Plus, kids love Italian food like pizza, pasta, and gelato! From kid-friendly hikes and boat trips to interactive city tours with scavenger hunts to hands-on workshops, you can easily keep your little ones entertained and engaged. Follow the steps of Marco Polo, become archeologists in Pompeii, zip through Rome on a golf cart, and learn how to sculpt like Michaelangelo. The sky's the limit for kids in Italy!

Venice's Grand Canal at Sunset
Best Things to Do in Venice

Although Venice has a reputation for crowds, it's an Italian city not to be missed. With over 100 islands, you can enjoy the top sites and still find hidden corners and authentic cultural elements, like tasting Cicchetti and drinking an Apertivo. You can't miss Venice's primary landmarks, including the sprawling Piazza San Marco and its dominating church, San Marco Basilica, nor the Grand Canal and the ornate Doge's Palace. But Venice allows you to go further, exploring its island network and venturing into the nearby Prosecco Hills.

Top Experiences in Venice

Glass Blowing Tour
Murano Glass Workshop & Walking Tour

Experience the world-famous, 700-year-old tradition of glassblowing on this walking tour of Murano Island. Murano's artisans are known as Europe’s finest glass and mirror makers. Witness this artistry in action at a glass factory and create your own Venetian bead. You’ll also learn about...

Motorboats on a canal in Murano
Explore the Venice Lagoon: Murano, Burano, Torcello, & San Francesco

Escape the crowds of Venice and enjoy a full-day excursion into the peace and tranquility of the Venetian Lagoon. Explore five ancient islands only accessible by boat, including the always-popular Murano and Burano. Here you’ll find the authentic local culture of Venice still vibrantly on...

Evening Gondola ride
Venice Night Walking Tour

This fascinating tour takes you through the dreamlike beauty of Venice by night, with its mysterious and dark side streets known as calles. After the sun melts into the horizon, you’ll explore the districts of San Marco, Rialto Market, and Dorsoduro. As people head out for dinner in the bustling...

S Marco Basilica
Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Basilica Secret Passages Tour in Venice

You won’t miss anything on this complete tour of the Doge’s Palace. This VIP experience offers special access to areas not usually open to the public, including torture chambers and the great romantic Casanova’s prison cell. So skip the long lines, get away from the crowds, follow the footsteps...

Boats of Venice
Explore the Islands of Venice by Vaporetto

Venice’s historic and unique city center comprises more than 100 islands, meaning that the best way to get around is by boat. On the canals, you’ll see a mixture of motorboats, gondolas, and the city's unique "water buses," known as Vaporetto. There are different types of Vaporetto, and each...

Cannaregio Aperitivo Tour in Venice

Join the locals for traditional Aperitivo time in Venice! This local ritual encourages you to nosh on small bites and sip drinks just before dinner. Experience this unique aspect of daily Venetian life in the hip and historic Cannaregio district.In the early evening, you’ll tour the Cannaregio...

Shoppers at the Rialto fish markets
Market & Cicchetti Food Tour in Venice

Eat like a true Venetian on this guided tour through the Rialto Market and traditional Cicchetti bars, followed by an authentic lunch. You’ll start in the oldest part of the city, and perhaps the most picturesque, at the famous Rialto Fish Market. Declared part of the UNESCO patrimony, this is a...

World Of Marionettes Family Tour in Venice

Discover Venice’s lovely Cannaregio district, filled with off-the-beaten-path streets and hidden corners, and explore a marionette workshop. On this family-friendly tour, you’ll follow your guide and visit the atelier L'Isola Di Pinocchio. At this beloved craft shop, you’ll find Roberto, the...

Bike Tour on Lido Island from Venice

Enjoy a bike tour of Lido Island, exploring its beautiful beaches and 1920s hotels highlighting Venetian glamour. This easy, family-friendly excursion takes you along the Venetian Lagoon, passing by a quiet garden once Venice's main Jewish cemetery from 1386 until the 18th century. You’ll also...

Doge’s Palace Family Scavenger Hunt in Venice

Explore the amazing Doge’s Palace, Venice’s seat of government for over a thousand years. This kid-friendly activity keeps the little ones busy with an exciting scavenger hunt as you learn all about this historic landmark. As one of the most important sites in Venice, the entire family will have...

Prosecco Wine Tour from Venice

Discover the history of prosecco, the most famous Italian sparkling wine, with a tour. You’ll meet your wine expert and guide in Piazzale Roma, close to the old town of Venice, then head into the scenic prosecco hills. Chat with wine producers in authentic and family-run wineries and taste the...

Cannaregio, the former Jewish Ghetto
Venice Off-The-Beaten-Path Walking Tour

Enjoy a unique perspective of bustling Venice with a walking tour in the Dorsoduro district. You’ll discover the famous floating city by following off-the-beaten-path routes, passing through hidden alleyways, and visiting unknown sites. Wander through local neighborhoods, enjoy stunning palaces...

Sunset over the Grand Canal
Family Walking Tour Following Marco Polo's Footsteps in Venice

Get your bearings and enjoy a fun, family-friendly orientation walking tour of beautiful Venice. Along the way, your kids will complete an exciting scavenger hunt, which engages the whole family, and provides an excellent introduction to the city’s main sites. You’ll also visit residential...

Small Canal in Venice and Gondolas
Gondola Paddling in Venice for Families

Enjoy an exciting family-friendly gondola ride through Venice’s picturesque canals, one of the most relaxing ways to experience the city’s essence. But this tour puts a spin on the classic activity by placing you behind the oar! With the help of an expert gondolier, you’ll learn how to drive a...

Traditional Venetian carnival masks
World Of Carnival Masks Family Scavenger Hunt in Venice

Immerse yourself in Venice’s famed mask culture with a family-friendly excursion and scavenger hunt. The entire family will love exploring the interesting Dorsoduro district, going off the beaten path through the backstreets of this residential neighborhood. Kids enjoy the mask-painting workshop,...

Family Food Tour & Scavenger Hunt in Venice

Discover the Venetian culinary scene on this fun, interactive, family-friendly food tour with a scavenger hunt. Kids especially love learning about typical cuisine from Venice as they explore different areas of the city. Your guide will take you through Venetian gastronomy, leading you through...

Piazza San Marco embankment
Venice Walking Tour with St. Mark's Basilica & Doge's Palace

Discover the fascinating history of Venice while visiting the city’s highlights and admiring its bridges. This walking tour starts at one of Venice’s most famous sites, St. Mark’s Basilica. Your guide will help you understand the history behind the walls of this landmark, including its Byzantine...

Venice Lido - Photo by Oleg Magni
Free Beach Day in Venice

Escape from Venice's hustle and bustle and enjoy the sandy beaches of the Venice Lagoon. Take a break at Lido, the beach where Venetians escape during the summer. The Lido is famous throughout the world for the Venice Film Festival, which occurs between August and September. There is much more to...

Family Boat Tour & Scavenger Hunt in the Venice Islands

This family-friendly excursion to the islands of Burano, Torcello, and Murano is the perfect way to experience the idyllic scenes beyond bustling Venice. With a scavenger hunt leading the way, you’ll explore the Venice Lagoon, solve mysteries, and listen to spy stories. Enjoy gliding through the...

Inside Venice Accademia - © José Luiz Bernardes Ribeiro / CC BY-SA 4.0
Family Tour of the Accademia Museum in Venice

Enjoy a family-friendly visit to Venice’s Accademia Museum with activities specifically designed to help kids explore art. Kids and parents alike love this activity, as you’ll have fun with an engaging game while using art to open up your young minds. The museum believes that kids should interact...

Venice canals
Jewish History Tour in Venice

Discover the Jewish history of Venice as you explore the historic districts of Giudecca and Cannaregio with a local guide. Experience art, history, and gastronomy to get a complete view of Venetian Jewish culture. This historic walk will immerse you in the interesting stories surrounding the...

Venice Highlights Walking Tour

Discover the most important landmarks of Venice on a walking tour around the city center. With a history and culture expert as your guide, you’ll explore the founding of La Serenissima and the city’s current beauty. Learn about Venice's unique aspects of life, such as its navigation system of...

Gondola Ride through the Canals of Venice

Enjoy a scenic canal ride in a traditional Venetian Gondola, one of the most quintessential activities in Venice. You’ll experience the quieter, more evocative side canals of the city, which offer a relaxed and romantic ambiance. Nothing is more magical than seeing Venice from the water! You can...

Tour to Murano & Burano Islands in Venice

Explore outside Venice’s bustling center and enjoy a half-day tour of Murano and Burano, two scenic islands in the Venetian Lagoon. After boarding your boat, your guide will introduce you to the magical lagoon formed by a cluster of islets. Your first stop is Burano, a fishing island famous for...

Venice's canal network
Best of Venice in a Day

Discover the highlights of Venice, all within a day! You’ll visit important landmarks like Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Basilica, the Grand Canal, and Rialto Bridge. Your guide will lead you around the city by foot and by boat, sharing interesting information about the history of Venice along the...

Scavenger Hunt at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice

Explore the Peggy Guggenheim Collection of Modern Art in Venice with your whole family. With a scavenger hunt leading the way, your little ones will stay busy while the grown-ups learn about Peggy Guggenheim and her taste for contemporary art. Also, discover her eccentric personality, big “nose”...

Toddler-Friendly Family Walking Tour in Venice

Get your bearings and enjoy a fun, family-friendly orientation walking tour of beautiful Venice. Designed specifically for younger kids (toddlers and preschoolers), you’ll enjoy an exciting scavenger hunt filled with games and coloring.Oh no, kids! Poor Marco, the lion, is so worried—his friends...

San Polo Afternoon Food & Wine Tour in Venice

Join the locals and explore the flavorful and exciting culinary scene in Venice. With your guide leading the way, you’ll visit three authentic restaurants in beloved local neighborhoods, sampling traditional Venetian cuisine. Try cicchetti (similar to appetizers or tapas), seafood, and risotto,...

Gondola on the Grand Canal
Explore Venice with Kids

Venice is an interesting and charming city that kids love! Enjoy your day in Venice by visiting the main attractions in a kid-friendly way, including museums, palaces, and a boat ride in the iconic Grand Canal. Spend time walking and having fun with your family as you discover this remarkable...

Cafe Culture in Venice
A Free Evening in Venice

The evening is one of the best times of day to explore Venice, watching it glow as the sun sets and soft evening light reflects on the city's canals. We recommend starting in the heart of the historic city center at Piazza San Marco and strolling through the lively Cannaregio neighborhood. Here...

Venice Grand Canal Boat Tour

Escape the crowds and visit the top sites in Venice on an exciting and scenic boat tour. Cruise the Grand Canal, passing the most important palaces, buildings, and bridges of the city, and then make a stop at San Giorgio Maggiore Island. As one of Venice’s least-visited islands, you’ll enjoy its...

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