Venice for Families
When it comes to traveling with your family, Venice is a great European city to explore. From water buses in the early evening to the sculpture garden at Peggy Guggenheim's house, Venice offers plenty for children to do. Best of all, the experiences on offer here will appeal to parents as much as kids: Activities such as taking tea at the Danieli or an evening trip down Venice's Grand Canal will satisfy the whole family.

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An Evening Trip on the Grand Canal

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Hanging out on the vaporetti—Venice's water buses—was one of the highlights of our trip. We hopped on and off them regularly but our favourite time was early evening, when the locals were taking their shopping home and the heat of the day only remained in the stones of the buildings.

The vaporetto is the best way to the see the Grand Canal, to take in its famous palazzi in one great swoop. One thing worth trying is to take the N or the 2 line from one of the San Marco stops, round the outside of the island. It's a more unusual route and it's less crowded!

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by Emma John
AFAR Local Expert
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