Day Trip to Venice: Budget Options Even with Children!

There are so many interesting day trips that you can take from Tuscany, we recommend multiple visits to really explore the country slowly. From our corner in the Mugello Valley, you can take numerous day trips to various areas of the country while coming back to a comfortable, quite base in the hills of Vicchio.

Since the famous carnival in Venice is running right now until the 15th of February, this is the perfect time to visit a city that so many people dream of. When is carnival? It’s held over the 10 days leading up to Lent, so it varies from year to year depending when Easter falls which is why it started early this year. And while it can be very expensive to take the train or drive (not recommended), we want to give you a few tips on visiting Italy’s ‘city on the water’ this winter season.

Tip #1 Best Train Deals with Italotrento

Italo is a new train running in Italy offering high-speed trips for major cities like Florence , Rome and Venice. It’s very cheap compared to Frecciarossa and has its own website. We saw deals for trips to Venice from nearby Florence for only 19 euros one way, and a special ‘two for one’ ticket on a certain days of the carnival, like the 12th.

The train is the easiest and most convenient way to go and the carnival is something that everyone should experience at least once.

Tip #2 Eat Like a Venetian

Eating in Venice can be a pricey affair, which is why we suggest you ‘eat like a Venetian’ and go for snacks rather than a full meal. Make sure to stop at the many bacari that pepper the city, these are tiny little bars serve ciccheti (almost like tapas, they cost around €1-€2). One of our favorites is a local joint called Alla Vedova. Or head to  the Canareggio district for a spritz or prosecco which is surprisingly cheap.

Tip #3 Just Have Fun!

Of course, the best part of carnival is just having fun. While we give you a few good options on how to get there cheaply and not break the bank over lunch and dinner, the best part of carnival is just exploring it yourself. Buy a mask, get your face painted and enjoy one of the best parties in Italy!


Quick Booking

  • Data di Arrivo:

  • Notti:

  • Camere:

  • Adulti:

  • Bambini:

Where to spend a romantic stay in Tuscany

Often you need to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and you need to rediscover the intimacy and warmth of a couple. The ideal solution could be to spend a weekend in a fairytale place in the company of the better half. Find out where to spend a romantic stay in Tuscany!

The best museums to visit in Florence with children

If you have never been to Florence, it is time to fix it as it is a beautiful city in every season that offers a lot to tourists and always pays particular attention to its younger guests. Discover with us which are the best museums to visit in Florence with children!

Why spend New Year’s Eve in a Tuscan farmhouse

More and more people are choosing to celebrate the arrival of the new year away from the chaos of the big squares, in more isolated and quiet locations. Discover why spending New Year’s Eve in a Tuscan farmhouse is a great idea!

The most beautiful Villages and Santa’s Houses in Tuscany

Christmas is coming and throughout the region the festive atmosphere has characterized cities and medieval villages. Discover with us the most beautiful Villages and Santa’s Houses in Tuscany!

What you can do at Villa Campestri: discover all our activities

A Resort nestled in the Tuscan countryside on the proximity of Florence can really offer many emotions and many things to do. If you’re wondering what you can do at Villa Campestri then discover all our activities with us!

Why spend a holiday at Villa Campestri

Villa Campestri is an ancient Renaissance Villa immersed in the green of the Mugello just a few kilometers from Florence. Tuscany is more and more chosen as a holiday destination, discover why spending a holiday at Villa Campestri!

The best moments of 2019 spent with you! Part 2

The emotions spent in pleasant company are indelible memories that never vanish. Let’s relive once again the best moments of 2019 spent with you!

The best moments of 2019 spent with you! Part 1

Meeting people from all over the world by welcoming them into our ancient Villa is something special for us, who allows us to create authentic bonds that often turn into precious friendships. Let’s relive together the best moments of 2019 spent with you!