Go gondolierâ€”Row Venice gondolier lessons
Veniceâ€™s famous boatmen make it look easy, spiriting people through the winding canals, but try give it a try with Row Venice and see just what a fun and challenging activity it can be.
Learn the rowing techniquesâ€”or voga alla venetaâ€”that have been passed down through centuries of gondoliers and have a blast trying to make the long traditional boats go anywhere. Step back in time with the whole family and experience first-hand a true Venetian experience.
Beaches, beaches, and beachesâ€”Biking and beach fun Lido
Just south of the city is Lido, a long sand-bar island that has been recently revived offering warm, sun-soaked beaches and Belle-Ã‰poque beauty. Popular amongst Venetian children and tourists alike, the beaches a perfect for a dip, while all the restaurants are perfectly kid-friendly and tasty.
To beat the crowds, rent bicycles and head along the island to glimpse stunning views and find secluded spots just for you.
Masked magicâ€”Mask making at Caâ€™ Macana
Nothing says Venice like the famous Carnevale masks. At Caâ€™ Macana, not only can you browse the spectacular collection of jewel-encrusted pieces, but the whole gang can try their hands at decorating their own.
Choose from many different templates and with the help of master mask-makers, design and create your personalised disguise and get set to hit the streets for Carnevale!
Iced-cream dreamâ€”Hunt for Veniceâ€™s best gelato
Venice is packed with this Italian treat and every street seems to have its special scoop. Take a look and a lick all over town to see if you can find the best.
Try Alaska, a gelateria specialising in bizarre and exciting flavours from local produce, or see if you can find Suso Gelatoteca, arguably one of the cityâ€™s best and hidden just off St. Markâ€™s Square. No matter where you go, you can be sure that this is the sweetest way to discover the city.
Birdâ€™s eye viewâ€”Heliair helicopter tours
For an experience thatâ€™s meters above the rest, try a personalised helicopter tour of the city with Heliair Venice.
Get a one-of-a-kind look at the city as you swoop across the lagoon or enjoy mountain panoramas as you glide toward to nearby Dolomites. A perfect escape for the whole family and anyone who wants an unforgettable experience thatâ€™s way above the ordinary.