its a wonderful place to take children to, they are amazed by the canals, gondolers and lack of cars! no matter how many times you go there, you always discover new alleys, cafes and squares – its a place for walking aimlessly around. when we go with the children, we always stay at a friends apartment on the Giudecca, perfectly situated away from the hustle and bustle of tourist Venice, but close enough to be convenient. contact Landsley at email@example.com for more details. otherwise, if you are going for a romantic break, we always use Kirker Travel for our weekend breaks. they put us in the wonderful Palazzo Stern, which is a beautiful 19C moorish palazzo directly on the Grand Canal.
see Guardian article by Robert Elms for Venice with kids