Hilton Molino Stucky Venice, the five-star hotel on Giudecca Island, is offering guests traveling with family a series of new activities to choose from to explore and experience the magic of Venice.
The hotel’s panoramic rooftop swimming pool overlooks Venice from a bird-eyes perspective, which is sure to delight guests of all ages. Hilton Molino Stucky Venice, a former flour mill, is now offering the following new authentic Venetian activities, which are bound to leave guests with newly discovered skills and beautiful memories.
New Historic Island Boat Tours of Venice
Discovering Venice by a boat tour is a fantastic and unique way for travelers of all ages to increase their understanding of the history, geography and traditions of Italy's iconic city. The new guided boat tour will collect guests from the hotel and will sweep them off their feet as they tour the charming islands of the lagoon by water. The private boat tour includes a visit to the magical island of Murano, where guests can witness the ancient art of glass blowing at the hands of an expert glassmaker. The boat tour itinerary also includes a trip to the colorful island of Burano, where traditional delicate Venetian handmade lace is available for visitors to buy. The fishermen's bright houses in Burano are a stunning spectacle in contrast to Venice's pale blue and green waters. There is an excellent selection of local seafood restaurants to enjoy on the island. The tour will also visit the peaceful island of Torcello, where guests can admire the incredible Byzantine mosaics in the Cathedral of Santa Maria Dell'Assunta and see the historic stone seat known as Attila's throne. Children and teenagers will love exploring the city by boat and seeing Venetian history and culture first-hand in style!
Learn How to Make Murano Glass
Hilton Molino Stucky Venice can arrange for families with children aged ten and up to visit a local glass blowing workshop. Here, guests can better understand the intricacies and complex art behind creating the delicate Murano glass, dating back to the 8th century. Young travelers will be mesmerized as the artisans meticulously demonstrate their skills creating sculptures from red-hot melted glass in various bold colors. Parents will have the opportunity to purchase a high-quality Murano glass creation as a special memento of their tour.
If the magnificent art inspires guests in Venice, Hilton Molino Stucky Venice can also arrange for families to have privately guided tours of The Peggy Guggenheim Collection. The museum boasts some of the most impressive galleries in Italy of European and American art of the twentieth century and is conveniently nearby the hotel.
Stay Cool and Make a Splash
During the summer months, Hilton Molino Stucky Venice guests can spend a morning or afternoon at leisure at Lido Blue Moon, a private beach resort thirty minutes away from the hotel on the island of Venice Lido. Following the hotel’s new partnership with Lido Blue Moon beach, guests will be transported by boat for an unforgettable journey through Venice’s canals and special amenities will be available for the perfect beach day!
Once on site, families can rent bicycles and explore the vintage atmosphere of the world’s famous Venice Film Festival before going for a dip in the gentle and refreshing water. Families of all ages can search for seashells and make a sandcastle on the beach or simply switch off and relax under a beach parasol to the sound of the waves rustling against the shore. Water babies under adult supervision will, of course, also have access to the hotel's rooftop swimming pool, the highest pool in Venice, in case an extra dip during the day is required!
Ready, Steady, Bake!
Young bakers in the making can step into the kitchen of Hilton Molino Stucky Venice and learn how to bake the special Bussola cookies from Burano, which are served to guests of the hotel. Also known as Venetian butter cookies, the Bussola cookies are simple and not too sweet with a light lemon flavor and crisp texture– perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up. The hotel's pastry chef Giovanni Petrillo will teach guests how to make the perfect dough and the traditional S-shape of these buttery cookies so they can recreate these tasty treats back at home.
The recently refurbished family rooms, family suites and the new Executive Molino Suites, will be the perfect fit for families staying at Hilton Molino Stucky Venice. Children’s menus inspired by Italian cuisine are available at the hotel’s restaurants and children will receive a coloring book for mini pirates and princesses in the making upon arrival. Family travelers will return home with many special memories and a new understanding of the culture, traditions and extraordinary sights that make Venice such an enchanting city to visit.
Nightly rates at Hilton Molino Stucky Venice begin at 180 Euro per night based on double occupancy with breakfast included. Executive Molino Suite starts from 500 Euro per night.
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