In Venice with kids
Why not taking advantage of these mild Autumn days to spend a week-end in Venice with the family, visiting together the 57th International Art Exhibition, that will be on until November 26th?
La Biennale is amazingly kids-friendly and offers a rich program of educational activities that include guided tours and art workshops designed to bring the little ones closer to art through a simple, familiar language, using the exhibition spaces as a place of aggregation and training. Tours lead little visitors and their families to the discovery of the various exhibition venues that stretch between Giardini and Arsenale areas while the workshops, designed for children aged 4 to 14 years, offer an interactive approach that aims to encourage creativity and the ability to reprocess the exhibitions’ contents.
Where to sleep in Venice? A few steps away from La Biennale there is Hotel Sant’Elena, nested in the Sant’Elena area, enveloped by the lush greenery of Parco delle Rimembranze. This 4 stars hotel belongs to the Best Western Kids&Family collection, a selection of hotels located in charming places all over Italy offering tailor made services and amenities for those traveling with children of all ages.
While making a reservation, it is possible to book the free of charge Kids package, dedicated to children up to 2 years, that includes a cot, skincare products, a play mat, a bottle warmer and a courtesy stroller to easily wander around the city. For older kids there are Playstation games, Nintendo Wii and TV channels dedicated to children.
High chairs, a kids menu and colorful tableware welcome little guests at the restaurant during the main meals. Those who travel with a toddler don’t need to worry either, as chefs even offer assistance for baby food preparation.
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Text by Mariangela Monti, @momsabouttown
Pictures from Biennale: Andrea Avezzù, Courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia