VENICE, Italy -- We arrived in Venice, literally a city that floats on water on the last two days of The Carnival of Venice, an annual festival, that ends with Lent, forty days before Easter on Shrove Tuesday (Fat Tuesday or Martedì Grasso), the day before Ash Wednesday. Our first protocol of the day was certainly to enjoy a gondola ride and say hello to a gondolier as we walked down and around tiny waterways and canals. However we had no idea nor did anyone quite prepare us on the amount of young children who participate along with their parents in the Carnival of Venice. We saw hundreds of kids dressed in the most beautiful costumes, mini-portions of what any self-respecting adult would wear. FYI Every year the city of Venice hosts at least twenty Carnival of Venice themed family events. See website below for more details.
Best Bet for a Museum visit in Venice: The Peggy Guggenheim Museum: The 3rd edition of the International Kids’ Carnival. Or better yet Free workshops for children ages 4 to 10 take place every Sunday at 3:00pm at the museum. See museum website below for more details.