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Families will love:

  • Island hopping
  • Riding around the canals in water taxis and gondolas
  • St. Mark's Square energy and beauty

You may have heard tales of the small island intersected by canals with Gondoliers in striped black-and-white shirts singing as they carry people on romantic rides. However, cross the only bridge that connects Venice from mainland Italy, and you'll encounter a full-fledged city, complete with crowds of people, both residents and tourists alike, moving quickly from one ... more
You may have heard tales of the small island intersected by canals with Gondoliers in striped black-and-white shirts singing as they carry people on romantic rides. However, cross the only bridge that connects Venice from mainland Italy, and you'll encounter a full-fledged city, complete with crowds of people, both residents and tourists alike, moving quickly from one destination to the next.

Venice is nothing like the rest of its country land, and Venetians are the first to say the city could be its own country! It's a vibrant city, albeit small. Venice is only 458 miles wide, and that includes the more than 100 small islands (and more than 300 bridges) that technically make up Venice. The majority of visitors to Venice spend their time meandering the walkways and waterways of Venice City, which is smaller than New York City. Families who visit Venice can usually see the main attractions within a couple of days. If visiting during the peak of summer, when the air is hot and the canals have a not-so-nice-aroma, don't hesitate to leave the island for the smaller islands where you can truly take in the Venetian culture and lifestyle.

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