Eight days isn't enough time to explore all of Italy, but bring the family and hit the top highlights for an unforgettable adventure. Start in Venice for a city-wide treasure hunt and a ride on a gondola, then head to Florence for kid-friendly museums and delicious chocolate focaccia. End in Rome, where Ancient Roman ruins and the world-famous Vatican await.
Oh no, kids! Poor Marco, the lion, is so worried—his friends Lisa and Teo disappeared into a magic gate to travel through time! Let’s help him find them by following clues and solving puzzles. Then, you’ll return Marco’s friends by discovering a magic spell.
Besides being an excellent kid-friendly activity, the scavenger hunt offers a perfect introduction to the main sites of Venice. You’ll start in the famous and buzzy St. Mark’s Square, where you’ll meet your guide. Then, enjoy walking away from the crowds and through the backstreets of the lovely Cannaregio and Castello districts. By exploring off-the-beaten-path streets, you’ll discover hidden Venice and listen to stories about some of its famous residents.
As the whole family learns about the history of Venice, past to present, kids will enjoy lots of games, drawing, and coloring!
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Itineraries with Toddler-Friendly Family Walking Tour in Venice
Experience La Dolce Vita on this packed 11-day itinerary of Italy's favorite cities. Start in Venice to see the Grand Canal, then head to Florence for a tour of the Uffizi Gallery and a day in Tuscany. Continue to the Amalfi Coast for rocky beaches and summer villas, then end in Rome where the Sistine Chapel, Galleria Borghese, and bohemian Trastevere await.
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.