We’ll begin our tour with a visit to Saint Mark's, where we start counting the lions—children usually love to compete and see who finds most lions on the itinerary! En route to the Rialto bridge and the colorful fish market, we will learn more about this fascinating city and search for its emblems on various buildings. While discussing its history, we may have the opportunity to cross the canal with a traghetto ride, which is how the locals travel. We'll also explore how international the city has become, and we may visit Marco Polo's house or the Fondaco dei Tedeschi, the former warehouse and lodging for the German trading population, used from the 13th to the 18th century.
As an orientation to the city, the Venice with Kids Tour will vary based on the expertise of the guide, since each will incorporate their hidden treasures to enhance your experience. Either way, your children will come away with an excitement for and knowledge of Venice. Looking for more to do in Venice with kids? Try our Renaissance Venice Tour for Kids or Venice Art Tour for Kids.
Due to the very interactive nature of our Venice with Kids Tour and given the educational environment our guide aims to evoke, we adhere to a very strict maximum of 6 participants. Groups larger than 6 will need to book two separate walks that can run concurrently, but with different guides.
Born in Venice, Giovanna has a degree in History of Art from the University of Padua. She lived in Brussels and then in Vienna for several years working in international contexts and dealing with different cultural environments. She earned a Master’s degree in Marketing and Advertising at the Ecole de Commerce Solvay writing a final paper on a project for a new Museum of Contemporary Art in Venice. While working for the Museum of the Belvedere in Vienna she developed a passion for cultural guiding. Her experience in the tourism grew on her return to Italy, where with a friend she took over a 4 star Hotel. Fascinated by the power of communication of art she became a licensed guide of the city of Venice and enjoys the beauty of her native city every day.
After her postgraduate studies in Art History at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice and at the University of Padua, Sara took up the charming road of restoration, getting her professional license at the Venetian Institute for Cultural Heritage (IVBC), again in Venice. This dual path between Art History and Art Conservation enabled her to deepen her expertise in the artistic techniques and the modern conservation methodologies of the cultural heritage. She owns a restoration laboratory where she operates on oil paintings on canvas and polychromed wood sculptures. The passion for her country and for the city of Venice has prompted her to research on particular themes, such as the Venetian painting of the XVIII century and the Venetian villas in the mainland countryside. She is authentically fond of museums and churches, too. Spending some time with her in Venice means getting to know the magnificent artistic heritage that is spread throughout the city. Guests are generally fascinated by her descriptions about how Venetians were able to mount a huge gilded ceiling, to stretch the largest paintings in the world, to move monumental columns from one side to the other of the Mediterranean Sea, to patiently position thousands of mosaic tiles. She is mother of two young children, and she does know that each family member has different needs. She boasts more than 10-year-long experience in museum education. Therefore, she accompanies with pleasure families that visit Venice, who are for her a stimulating challenge.
Chiara is a Veneto native with a degree from the University of Padova. A licensed cultural tourist guide in Venice since 2013, Chiara brings years of experience teaching and working with families to her work leading tours in Venice. A local insider, Chiara specializes in tours of the artistic and cultural patrimony of Venice and has a special interest in the history of the Jewish Ghetto.
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