There are hundreds of fun-filled activities for families with children to enjoy in Venice. Imagine imaginations running wild with a vaporetto or gondola ride down the Grand Canal. Explore the dungeons of the ancient Piombi prison next to Palazzo Ducale. Or how about a great tasting gelato treat before climbing to the top of St. Mark's Bell Tower?
Put on your warm hat, dust off your winter boots, and get into the festive spirit.
With Venice's already enchanting canals lit up with Christmas decorations and the streets uncrowded, Christmas is an ideal time to visit. It is a wonderful city for Christmas shopping, thanks to its unique handmade gifts such as hand-blown glass, or lace.
Highlights of the season include midnight mass at St Mark's Square and fireworks on New Year's Eve.