The city of Venice is only 1 hour away by fast train from Verona.
It was top of the list for Cooper while in Italy.
We caught the fast train for €46 ( adults €23, kids free) 2nd class reserved seating. You can book online or from the ticket machine at the station. There is a slightly slower and cheaper train that covers this route too.
We booked online got an e ticket and off we went. ( we just showed the PDF to the ticket conductor on board)
We loved visiting Venice for the day. It would be a great spot to visit again when the kids are older ( as in unrestrained toddler and water do not mix!)
We did love coming home to Verona at the end of the day.
Our gondola ride went for around 40 mins and cost €80. It’s definitely a big big treat experience, but also a once in a lifetime.
Summer is peak season. It was 30oC on the day we went. Bring a hat and sunscreen and eat gelato! Apparently September is the perfect time to visit, cooler and less crowded.
There are a variety of water taxis available too to discover the canals. There are some clearly marked wheelchair accessible ones too.