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 fun as you listen to fascinating history and stories.

Start by following the footsteps of a famous character, the irresistible Giacomo Casanova, imprisoned in the Doge’s Palace. After an unsuccessful attempt, he eventually escaped, but he still needs your help! The authorities kept Casanova (yes, the same famous romantic) in jail for minor crimes, but the real reason for his detention remains a mystery. Are our young detectives clever enough to solve all the riddles and find the truth?!

This engaging scavenger hunt will help you discover the institutional rooms and prison cells in the secret passages of Doge’s Palace. You’ll also explore the residence’s grandiose upper level, ornated by the most important Renaissance artists. End the tour at the Bridge of Sighs to conclude the exciting history of the city. Learn about Venice’s political organizations and, most especially, about its effective system of justice.

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Itineraries with Doge’s Palace Family Scavenger Hunt in Venice

Family-Friendly Highlights of Italy: Venice, Florence & Rome - 10 Days

Take your young ones on the experience of a lifetime as you travel through Italy. You'll start in Venice, where you'll explore on a slew of scavenger hunts. Follow it with Florence, where you'll learn to craft your own gelato, before you make your way through the markets and museums of Rome while engaging in interactive activities. The activities throughout this trip are specially designed for families with kids aged 5-12, allowing you to experience many of Italy's highlights while keeping the little ones entertained.

Family-Friendly Highlights of Italy: Venice, Florence, Rome & Naples - 14 Days

With two full weeks, your family can embrace what Italy has to offer on this tour, focused on kids aged 5-12. You'll craft Carnival masks and follow engaging clues through the canals of Venice, then experience the Renaissance arts of Florence. Tour ancient sites, extensive art collections, and fruit-filled markets in Rome before you end your trip in Naples, home of both ancient Pompeii and some of the best pizza you can find.

Family-Friendly Highlights of Italy: Venice & Rome - 7 Days

This week-long Italian excursion is ideal for families, with plenty of interactive activities. Start by cruising the canals in Venice, where you'll learn how to craft your own Carnival mask and explore the halls of the Doge's Palace and islands within the lagoon. Then head to Rome, where you'll visit top sites by golf cart, taste your way through the markets, and learn the hidden secrets of the Vatican's museums. With activities specially designed for families with kids aged 5-12, you'll hit the highlights of Italy while keeping the little ones entertained.