Tag Archives: Carnevale

Weekly Photo Challenge – Treating yourself at Rizzardini’s patisserie in Venice

We all need a treat now and then don’t we? How do you treat yourself? With a pamper session, a nice glass of wine or a fancy meal? Personally I head to Rizzardini’s patisserie in the San Polo district of Venice … Continue reading

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Venice Carnival – the closing ceremonies and final festive fireworks

Shrove Tuesday, Martedi Grasso, Pancake Tuesday, Fastnacht Day or Mardi Gras. Whatever you call it and however you choose to celebrate it, Martedi Grasso marks the end of carnevale and the end of the party. So as the pancakes were … Continue reading

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Venice Carnival – The most beautiful mask competition

Dressing up is all part of the enjoyment of Venice carnival. But for some it’s more than just about being seen and photographed, it’s a creative challenge to produce THE most beautiful mask or costume. This year competition was fierce with … Continue reading

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Venice Carnival – The Flight of the Eagle

“Life is beautiful and Venice couldn’t have given me a bigger gift,” declared Italian paralympian Giusy Versace as she landed, grinning from ear to ear, on the carnival stage earlier today. Versace had been chosen as the “eagle” of this … Continue reading

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Venice Carnival – Costumes, creativity and cameras

Walking around Venice at the height of carnival is a little surreal. Passing my local café I spot the Mad Hatter having a coffee with Beetlejuice. A Renaissance gentleman queues with his groceries in the supermarket. A cat and a … Continue reading

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Venice Carnival – Water Parade

Day 2 of Venice Carnival started with aqua alta, high water, and flooding in some parts of the city including the Rialto, St Mark’s and Cannareggio. Not ideal for spectators. But fortunately it didn’t subdue this morning’s celebrations as they were … Continue reading

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Venice Carnival – the history, opening night and the highlights for 2015

According to the Venice tourist office the city’s world famous carnevale (carnival) opens today (January 31st), but if you ask a local, they’ll tell you it started straight after Epiphany on the 6th January. The first signs of the fun … Continue reading

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