The four orphanages in Venice all were conservatories for girls who were not supported by their parents; the young girls were profoundly talented in their music and were taught to play a number of instruments including the violin, the flute, the cello, and many more.
Venice in the 18th century was thriving in its classical Baroque music. If you visit the Italian city, be sure to book tickets to see a Vivaldi concert and be taken back in history.
The Adriatic Sea surrounding Venice is rather clean and has no dangerous water species swimming about, so it is the ideal location for kids! Visit the Lido di Venezia especially in the summer vacation for some holiday fun in the sun with your children!