Venice is best experienced with children, not just admired.
Lonely Planet recommends the best outdoor activities and hands-on experiences, including:
Picnics on Lido beaches and rural islands such as Torcello and Le Vignole.
Boating, kayaking and surfing with Venice Kayak and Surf Club Venezia.
Photography walks with Getty photographer Marco Secchi.
Island biking on the Lido’s seaside promenade and among the farms on Sant’Erasmo.
Rowing and boating with Row Venice and Terra e Acqua.
Mask-making with Ca’ Macana.
Cookery lessons at Acquolina Cooking School.
Learning the lingo with engaging language lessons at Venice Italian School.
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