Holidays to Tuscany and Italy: Veneto > Venice Carnival

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Venice Carnival

Venice Carnival

Suggested period: from 11th to 28th of February 2017

Day 1

Arrive in Venice and be amazed by the magic view of the lagoon while you sail though the sea on your journey to your stylish hotel in Venice, 4* Hotel Ca Zusto.

In the evening we’ll reserve for you a table at Al Remer restaurant, an amazing place facing the Ponte di Rialto with an unique atmosphere where you’ll be totaly charmed.

Overnight stay in Venice.

Day 2

Begin your day with a mask on your face and experience Venice carnival! The Carnival of Venice (Italian: Carnevale di Venezia) is an annual festival, held in Venice, and world-famed for its elaborate masks. Wonder around the little small streets of Venice and have fun getting lost in the beautiful corners of this unique city!

In the afternoon enjoy a guided tour of Venice to explore all the most important sights.

Discover the mosaics of Basilica di San Marco and the Palazzo Ducale; pause for a perfect photo opportunity in front of the Ponte di Rialto; and if you like experience a romantic gondola tour through the canals of this beautiful and unique city.

In the evening you could have the unique experience of a masquerade ball in Venice! We will provide you with a superb costume typical of the Venetian Carnival tradition and you will have dinner in a historical palace, a unique location, and dance all night long!

You will stay the night in your hotel in Venice.

Day 3

In the morning you’ll enjoy a guided tour, visiting the islands of the Venetian lagoon, including Murano and Burano. Murano is world famous for its centuries old art of glass making, which is passed on from generation to generation. You’ll visit a vetreria to witness the expertise of a true maestro who’ll transform sand into a beautiful piece of glass art in few minutes. Next, you’ll wander around the starkly painted houses of Burano island, which were originally decorated by the fishermen who lived there, so their homes would be easily recognised after returning from long voyages at sea.

Have lunch in Gatto Nero restaurant where you can try the typical Venetian fish food or in Venissa, a Michelin Starred restaurant located in Mazzorbo, an island in the middle of the lagoon surrounded by wineyards.

In the afternoon you’ll have some free time and you can to head to Torcello to explore its ancient church or to lose yourself in the narrow “calli” of Venice.

In the evening you’ll have the opportunity to attend an opera at the famous La Fenice Theatre or enjoying opera at Musica a Palazzo.

Overnight stay in Venice.

Day 4

In the morning leave Venice to discover the prosecco hills! Start the day with wine

tasting in a famous winery, sampling some of the top quality Prosecco wine from around the Conegliano-Valdobbiadene region, where the superior DOCG Prosecco is produced.

Have an aperitive in Osteria Senza Oste, the only osteria without the host and enjoy the superb view!.

You will have lunch at Antica Osteria di Via Brandolini, where you will be delighted with typical food products such as “spiedo”, typical meat cooked on the fire place!

After lunch enjoy some free time to discover the beautful town of Treviso, where the famous Tiramusu’ dessert was invented!

Stay the night in Venice.

Day 5

Depart at a convenient time from Venice airport. Depending on the time of your flight you can enjoy some free time to admire the endless beauty of Venice. For lunch we’ll suggest you some autentic “bacari” where to sample some cicchetti (finger food) and a glass of wine.

Our alternative is to stay in the 3 star Il Focolare in Treviso

We can of course assist with the hire of costumes and masks.