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Venice in the Renaissance Tour for Kids

Learn how Venetian children lived in the past
From US$419 privately
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Tour Details
Duration
2.5 hours
Product Type
Tour
Venues
  • Palazzo Mocenigo
  • Basilica dei Frari
  • Santa Croce Neighborhood
  • San Polo Neighborhood
  • Dorsoduro Neighborhood
Photos & Highlights
  • Explore Venetian life on an engaging, kid-focused tour
  • Led by a family-friendly expert guide
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Tour Description
What was it like for kids who lived in Venice during the Renaissance? And what is it like for kids today? Join our Daily Life in Venice Tour for Kids to explore everyday life in the city, both past and present. Taking place largely within an area of Venice that the average tourist rarely visits, we will pass between the neighborhoods of Santa Croce and San Polo to Dorsoduro. Our focus is on the lives of Venetian families, both rich and poor, and their relationship to public and private urban space. We will not only touch upon life for modern families and children, but also look at how families have functioned on the lagoon area throughout history. Costumes, games, processions, and traditions will be touched upon to compare and contrast our own lives with those of Venetian families.

Work and Play

Led by one of our family-trained experts, some stops during our time together may include a visit to Venetian palace, now a museum of costumes and furniture from the early modern period, where families have the opportunity to view original period costumes, as well as public squares where bull fights and other spectacles took place. We will discuss the way children and young people lived and studied, their activities and options, and in particular focus on the nature of work and play in the early modern city. Role playing, acting out stories, and visual observation are just some of the strategies that will be employed to create an interactive way for children to get a clearer picture of how families have lived in Venice. 

Renaissance Venice Tour for Kids

Focusing on these recurring themes of work and play, costume and dress, public and private space, our guide will be able to construct a thoroughly engrossing dialogue with your children about this historic city. This engaging atmosphere will open our younger travelers to different daily activities that they may have never thought about before. By the end of our time together, we will have a clear idea of how families live their day to day lives in Venice, and will be able to better appreciate their explorations of the picturesque neighborhoods of the lagoon.

Please Note:

In order to plan the best possible experience for your children, it would be helpful for us know some background. Have they traveled to other countries in the past? If so, where? Have they studied any subjects in school that would relate to the walk? Are they interested in art, music, even food! The more you can tell us, the better.


FAQ

Is this tour wheelchair accessible?  
Venice is a city that is built on a series of canals, crossed by bridges.  If your group includes a member who uses a wheelchair, please reach out by email and we can discuss mobility options.
 
What costs will I need to cover on the day?
You are pre-paid for the tour, but you are responsible for any applicable entrance tickets, which could be up to €13 per person.
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Matteo was a great guide- knowledgeable, educated and great with kids. He shows us so much of his city through an incredible walk. We definitely enjoyed this tour with Matteo. Thank you very much, Matteo!
Nadia was wonderful
Matteo was a terrific guide for our day together in Venice. He was incredibly knowledgeable about all topics and made the topic of life in Venice for interesting and accessible for our whole family. His passion for the history of Venice really helped our kids develop a deeper appreciation and connection with the City.