Venice as a family experience

May 25, 2018 | art, history, Rialto | 0 comments

If you come to Venice with your family and think your children would love to go for a tour to better enjoy Venice, here comes an orientation game, enjoyable and informative, never childish, specifically designed for the little curious.

The Rialto bridge and Grand Canal

The Rialto bridge and Grand Canal

 

This tour is a great introduction to the history of Venice and combines the must-see Rialto area with a bit of the off-the-beaten paths. It thus provides a good basic knowledge of the historical importance of Venice.

Getting across the Grand Canal by standing gondola (Traghetto)

Getting across the Grand Canal by standing gondola (Traghetto)


The tour is structured according to the latest acquirements of the museum educational studies. The formal appearance is the one of a scavenger hunt.

Kids are given a map designed by a local artist, with attractive pictures. They are then entrusted the mission to collect some clues across the city while touring. This will keep their attention alive for the entire tour!

A child using the map for the tour

A child using the map for the tour

 

Participants will learn a lot about the history of Venice, and focus their interest on one of the most famous Venetians inhabitants! Marco Polo‘s fascinating story enchants everyone. You will learn about his extraordinary life, the international relevance of Venice at his time, and the evidence he left about himself.

Kids learning about Marco Polo’s adventures

Kids learning about Marco Polo’s adventures

In the end, the young participants have to do their best to find their path to the final point of the tour, where they will receive an award for their effort.

During the pleasant walk, between the collection of one clue and the following one, also parents will have time to ask questions and improve their knowledge of the city.

Sara Grinzato
BestVeniceGuides
www.guidedvenice.com