Hello to all my readers,
Welcome back to Blind Intuition. During our holiday to Europe we spent a few days in Venice!! What a beautiful and colourful place Venice is. Day five of our holiday was spent travelling first class by bullet train from Rome to our accommodation. Day six, we rode an eight minute train ride from our hotel to the heart of Venice. We decided to go with the flow and see what we would stumble across to do in Venice. Here are our top 10 things to do in Venice that the whole family will enjoy!!!
1. Wander the winding streets
You could spend a few days wandering the streets of Venice with its many restaurants, cafes, shops, nooks, crannies and spectacular views. Every street is so different lined with colourful old buildings which stand on stilts. There are shops for everyone big and small.
2. Walk over the Rialto Bridge
This is the largest bridge in Venice which stands over the Grand Canal. The view is amazing from up here. I highly recommend you bringing your selfie stick here.
3. Eat Pizza
There’re are many pizza stalls as you walk through the streets of Venice. Let your sense of smell do the walking here. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
4. Eat Gelato
Venice has many gelato stalls on show which will have your taste buds drooling! Some of my favourite flavours you can find in my Top 10 Gelato Flavours to Try in Italy.
5. Sit in the Piazza of San Marco
A great place to people watch, sit and have a coffee and let your toddlers have a run around. There are some beautiful church buildings here and a view of the Lagoon.
6. Buy a hand bag
There are plenty of Italian leather handbag shops to browse as you are meandering the streets. They are a reasonable price and will give you a discount if you buy more than one bag.
7. Check out the Venice Glass
There are some beautiful shops with handmade glass jewellery, ornaments and glassware. If you have room in your suitcase, why not take a momento home?
8. Go for a gondola ride
This is so much fun and gives you the opportunity to take some breath taking photos and selfies. We did a half hour ride which cost about 80 Euro.
9. Visit the Disney shop
If you are a mad Disney fan like myself, take a look at the Disney shop. Take your kids as well, but be prepared to walk out with some toys!
10. Got kids? Feed the pigeons
There are lots of pigeons hanging out waiting for your scraps in the few Piazzas. Archer loved feeding the pigeons.
So if you only have a day in Venice either with or without children, this is what I would recommend. I am sure Venice has so much more to offer, but when time is limited, you can’t do everything. We really enjoyed our day in Venice and Archer enjoyed it too.