Venice can be a difficult city to navigate for families in particular. Here are a few of our favorite guides and resources for understanding Venice transportation and planning for a stress-free arrival and departure.
The Venice Insider blog has a comprehensive “How to Guide to Venice Transportation” with a clear explanation and visual guide to help travelers decide which options are best for them in the city.
The Prontopia website has authoritative and up-to-date tips for how to get around Venice from Venetian Locals, and can be counted on for reliable current information.
For tips on train travel to Venice from Florence, see How to Take the Train from Florence to Venice.
Remember of all to pack light. Venice is a city on the water, with no cars. Travelers will in most cases need to walk along cobblestone narrow streets and cross crowded bridges to reach your lodging after you disembark from the canal. For the best experience, plan to stay in Venice a little longer! A minimum of three days is what we recommend for families traveling to Venice with children.