Holidays to Italy are rich with family-friendly activities, making this one of the best places to travel to in Europe with children in tow. Whether it's exploring the local beaches, hitting the market stalls brimming with sweet treats or visiting the world-renowned Aqualandia Jesolo waterpark, the Venetian Riviera has plenty to keep the whole family entertained. The area boasts a number of Blue Flag winning beaches, where children are free to paddle and cool off in the clean and shallow waters.
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Call 112 for all emergencies and the operator will put you through to the police, fire brigade or ambulance service. The line is operated in five languages including English.
If you're a victim of crime or affected by a crisis overseas, or if something happens to a relative or partner contact the British Consulate in Venice.
Address: Italy Piazzale Donatori di Sangue, 2/5 30171 Venezia-Mestre Italy
Phone: (+39) 041 505 5990
The main hospital is located in the city of Venice
Venice Regional Bayfront Health Phone: +39 421 3311 72
Address: Via Torino, 186 , Venice 30172, Italy
The Venetian Riviera enjoys a comfortable climate year-round, with the warm summer months of April to September often reaching temperatures above 20°C. This can plummet to as low as 6°C during winter, although the months of October to March also tend to be the driest and remain a popular choice for those booking package holidays to Italy.
It's worth noting that while July and August are the most popular months for holidaymakers to visit the Venetian Riviera, temperatures at the height of summer have the potential to reach a humid 30°C. If you're travelling at this time, remember to stay hydrated and protect yourself with sun cream at all times.
As with any holiday, you should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover yourself and family on your trip. It's also a good idea to apply for a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before leaving the UK as this entitles you to emergency medical treatment on the same terms as Italian nationals. It won't, however, cover you for medical repatriation, ongoing medical treatment or non-urgent treatment.
If you're visiting the Venetian Riviera specifically to take part in sports or watersports, including hiking, you should make sure your insurance covers this. See our holiday extras page for more information and for the latest health and safety information visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy/health.
British citizens don't need a visa to enter Italy and the Venetian Riviera, but must have a valid passport. By law, you must carry your passport with you and may need to show it when paying by credit card. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy/entry-requirements
Flights land at Venice Airport and most tour operators include transfers as part of a holiday package, so getting to your resort is easy. Alternatively you can get a water taxi from the airport which, for example, gets you to Lido di Jesolo in an hour.
Italy is a well developed and well populated country, meaning that travelling around the Venetian Riviera is generally very easy. Larger cities such as Venice boast an extensive metro line and make sightseeing in the local area a breeze.
Most towns and cities also offer a reliable bus system, although the service may be limited on Sundays and Bank Holidays. If you do choose to take public transport, it's worth remembering that tickets tend to be sold via dispensing machines located at bus and metro stations and are simply validated once you get on board.