We have two families coming to Slovenia and Italy in June. My family of 6, and our friends with a family of 4. Kids range from 3-12. We will stay in two apartments that are relatively close to each other.
Thurs June 11 - Arrive in Venice late afternoon, explore Venice in the Evening
Friday June 12 - Explore Venice with a tour
Sat June 13 - Likely Explore Burano/Murano
Sun June 14 - Explore Venice in the morning, leave around noon
So, we have 3 nights, and 2 days plus 2 half days in Venice. We will obviously see some of the big sites (St Marks, Rialto, etc), but we don't need to be right where the throng of tourists will be. Perfectly happy getting lost in some of the lesser known areas and seeing other things that some tourists may not see.
For that reason, I was thinking Cannaregio or Dorsoduro. But even if I narrowed it down, there's a lot of area within each of those Sestiere. Any thoughts on where our two families should look? If you have a sestiere recommendation that would be great, but even a more specific region within would be awesome as well!
Thanks for any help!