- Carnevale [Italy's Mardi Gras - the World’s largest and most famous masked ball]
- 23 January - 9 February 2016
- Su e Zo per i Ponti [“Up and Down the Bridges” walk]
- Early April
- Feast day of Saint Mark [Venice's patron saint]
- 25 April
- Festa del Redentore [Firework display]
- 3rd weekend of July.
- Historical Regatta [Most traditional among the venetian events]
- 4 September
- Venice International Film Festival [oldest film festival in the world]
- Early September
- 25 December
- New Years' Eve [Venice rings out the year with a huge group kiss]
- 31 December
One of the most visited cities on earth, there’s much more to the Italian city of Venice than canals and crowds. In addition to the city’s stunning waterways, stellar cultural events, a killer coastline and incredible food help to make Venice a priority for any Italian itinerary.
Art, Architecture, Canals and more
What is actually a collection of 117 separate islands makes up the modern day city of Venice. The city has been of high importance for centuries, acting as the capital of the Republic of Venice whilst remaining an important port for the spice trades, too. Today the main revenue in Venice comes not from trade but from tourism, with millions visiting the city each year to get a taste of it’s fabled otherworldly beauty. For any visitor, a boat ride on the Grand Canal and a visit to the city’s most beautiful bridges is a must. As well as this, a visit to Saint Mark’s square should also feature high on most agendas, yet the city is about much more than the beauty of it’s architecture and canals.
Considered to be something of a cathedral in the opera world, Venice’s La Fenice opera house is renowned as one of the world’s most important venues. In the 19th century, it was the centre of world opera, featuring performances from Bellini, Verdi and many more household names. Today, visitors can take a tour of the opera house or even book tickets for a show. As a cultural experience that’s unique to Venice, it doesn’t get much better than a night of music at La Fenice.
The city of Venice is renowned for it’s crowds yet with some careful planning, it’s possible to enjoy a much more relaxed visit. The area of Cannaregio in particular is a beautiful yet largely residential area, where visitors can get a real flavour of local Venetian life without battling it out with more camera-toting sightseers. The area is home to the Chiesa degli Scalzi, a stunning Baroque church from 1690 that features some exceptional examples of sculpture. The pace of life in Canareggio is much slower and visitors will be pleased to find some space to breathe here, another bonus is that prices in this district are much lower than in the centre of town.
No matter where in Italy visitors find themselves, food is always high on the agenda. Things are no different in Venice, with seafood particularly good in this coastal city. Dishes such as cuttlefish ink risotto and marinated sardines are classics of Venetian cuisine that have been enjoyed for centuries, whilst creamy polenta is often preferred to pasta and bread. For those who like a drink, the popular sparkling wine prosecco is a Venetian product and can be found across the city.
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