Tag Archives: Carnival

What’s On in Italy in February

Even with an extra day this year February is still the shortest month of the year so we’d better get cracking, as there is plenty to cram in including carnival, Chinese New Year and Valentine’s day! Ready? Pronti? Lets dive … Continue reading

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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 – 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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Behind the mask – Traditional mask making in Venice

Venice is famous for many things. Canals. Murano glass. Giacomo Casanova. But perhaps some of the most evocative images come from the masked Carnival celebrations every spring. And although the origins of the Venetian mask are shrouded in mystery, the purpose is … Continue reading

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