THE PERFECT WEEKEND IN VENICE: CARNEVALE DI VENEZIA (The Venice Carnival)
If you had to pick just one weekend to visit Venice, go during the Venice Carnival ( this year Jan 27-Feb13).
It’s a fantastic event with local Italians dressed in colorful, extravagant gowns and costumes roaming, posing and performing all over the island. And there’s no need to simply be a spectator, you can actually take part in this long tradition.
Buy a masquerade mask to wear and join in the fun. Spend some time in Piazza San Marco to watch a free public show, snap some photos of the square, and take-in the amazing views of the Adriatic Sea.
For the quintessential Venetian experience, make sure to take a gondola ride near the famous Rialto Bridge to get a different perspective of the city. Spend time walking around the island, exploring all its nooks and crannies, while eating all the scrumptious Venetian food along the way.
Get lost in Venice! You will find that the best way to enjoy Venice is to relax and see where the cobblestone streets take you.
And if you have time, do not miss the beautiful island of Burano.
Small and quaint, yet filled with bright, colorful houses along the canals. It is a spectacle you will not regret seeing.
And yes, have a unique pocket square where the colors and design are inspired by the island of Burano. Cool huh?
Whether you attend the carnival or not, with this item, you will always have a little slice of Venice with you.