Tag Archives: Venice 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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What’s On in Italy in January

For some January is the month of detox, diets and denial as the New Year’s hangover subsides and resolutions kick in. But for those of us who love Italy it’s often a great time to dust off our passports and … Continue reading

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2015 in photos and a big thank you!

Italy is a beautiful country, we all know that, so to close the year I thought I’d offer you my favourite photos from the last 365 days as a little reminder of some of the wonderful places we’ve visited together … 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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“A Venetian Affair” – an impossible love story of mistresses, mystery and music from the Venice Music Project

The first time you hear soprano Liesl Odenweller effortlessly hit a high note it sends tingles down your spine. The exquisite baroque musicians she accompanies further whip up your emotions with their sweeping strings, fervent flutes and lively lute player. … 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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