Monday, 18 September 2017

Our holiday in Venice with kids: the highlights

Before Pip started school this year (still can’t believe he’s in school!) we decided to take a last-minute holiday to Venice, Italy! We were planning on taking a UK break but when Airbnb offered me a chance to collaborate with them we decided to travel to Italy instead! I’ve written about Venice previously after we visited when Pip was a baby. It is truly beautiful and will always be one of my favourite cities. This was my fourth trip and I could still visit again and again. I could never tire of this wonderful historical city as there is always something new to explore. Here are the highlights from our four day trip!

Enjoying the hot weather at the end of summer. It averaged about 25C degrees every day (usual early September weather in Venice) and it was so nice to soak up the sun. I got a good tan!

Taking in the beautiful scenery and landscape of Venice, its character and charm.

Enjoying the view from our spacious Airbnb apartment overlooking the surrounding buildings and canal below.

Tasting some truly delicious food including this ice-cream whilst on the Hidden Venice Food Tour with the Roman guy. We also ate crazy amounts of pizza, it was addictive!

Strolling along the canals and quiet back streets with no particular place to go ☺

Taking a 'traghetto' gondola - a short but cheap ride across the canal.

Climbing up to the top of St Mark's Basilica with the kids and seeing the whole square in front of us.

Going for a swim in the sea on the Lido. It's a beautiful beach and the same one we visited when Pip was a baby.  It's always lovely to have sand beneath our feet (unlike here in Brighton) and a warm sea!

Sitting in the squares with a coffee watching Venetian life go by.

Witnessing another stunning sunset behind the Venetian skyline on our boat ride return from the Lido.


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I want to go back! Have you been to Venice? What are your highlights? I'd love to hear your thoughts ☺



  1. Such a great post Polly. Venice is one of my favourite cities...and you took me right back there. Glad to connect. Lorelle :)

  2. Looks like a magical city. I plan to go next year with my 3 yr old and 2 yr old. Hopefully they'll enjoy it! Thanks for sharing. #explorerkids

  3. Oh Polly - this really does look fabulous. I really would love to take my family there. Sarah #ExplorerKids

  4. Great highlights! Venice is on my folks bucket list but they are still undecided whether to take me *sob*. Maybe when I'm older for one of the masque balls! #ExplorerKids

  5. This looks fab Polly I'd love to take my little one there 💞 Mandy xxx #ExplorerKids

  6. Looks so lovely and relaxing. The last time I was in Venice we accidentally went on a labour day holiday. It was so jammed packed and busy we barely had the chance to look around. I'd love to go back one day when it's nice and quiet.

  7. Love the photos here - Venice is somewhere I really want to get back to with my daughter, so definitely pinning it for when we so. Thanks for linking up with #citytripping

  8. Love the photos here - Venice is somewhere I really want to get back to with my daughter, so definitely pinning it for when we so. Thanks for linking up with #citytripping

  9. Love Venice and looking forward taking our boys! Last time I've been we were on a 5 days prosecco tasting & diligence around Veneto area, just to discover a couple of days after that bubbles orgy that I was pregnant �� thanks for sharing your tips & gorgeous pics, pinning it for later! #Explorerkids

  10. Wow! Your photos have certainly does Venice justice. They are absolutely gorgeous! You are so talented. I am in love with this place already. I want that ice cream now! Lol!

    Thank you so much for liking up with us on #ExplorerKids

  11. I have always wanted to go to Venice but had never thought of going with children before. It looks like you had a great time, lovely photos x


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