Give me four good reasons why I should go to Venice this year

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It’s almost time for Carnevale di Venezia, the annual bash that comes just before the beginning of Lent. This year’s celebration begins on Saturday February 6 and culminates in the grand party known as Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras) on February 16.

If you can’t make it to Carnevale, here are four more reasons to make it to La Serenissima this year …

1. Dance – Venice supports a vibrant series of dance events throughout the year.

Open Doors – a program of public demonstrations and lessons marking the entire range of offerings of the Arsenale della Danza’s annual session, planned from 18 January to 27 May.

The Seventh Annual International Festival of Contemporary Dance – From 26 May to 12 June, American choreographer Ismael Ivo presents Capturing Emotions, because dance, he says “is a workshop of human emotions and shared visions”.

2. Architecture – Amidst the visual wonders of Venice, what better location to encounter some of the best minds in the field of architecture?

The 12th International Architecture Exhibition , directed by Kazuyo Sejima, will be held from August 29th to November 21st, 2010, at the Giardini and at the Arsenale (preview August 26, 27 and 28, 2010), and in various other venues in Venice.

3. Art – Venice is one the world’s great art centers and this year’s exhibitions are spectacular.

Gente del Circo – A loving look at the people of the circus, at La Galleria d’Arte Contini, through 5 April. Free entry.

Peggy Guggenheim Collection – Celebrates it 30th anniversary this year with a fascinating series of twentieth century exhibitions.

4. Cinema – The 67th Venice International Film Festival has been announced for 1-11 September. Entries will be announced in late July.

… and where to stay?

We’ve just added some cozy Venice apartments to our catalog. Have a look and see if one might be right for you. Not all require a one week stay, so please inquire about a price for the dates you require.

Fuseri apartment in Venice Fuseri (Sleeps 7) This elegant apartment is located just a few meters from Piazza San Marco, the heart of the city.
Accademia apartment in Venice Accademia apartments (Sleeps 2-6) These two apartments are located inside a luxurious 16th-century palace on the Grand Canal.
Carampane apartment in Venice Carampane (Sleeps 4-6) This pleasant apartment is located on the border between the San Polo district and that of Santa Croce and is just a short walk from the famous Rialto Bridge.
San Giacomo apartment in Venice San Giacomo (Sleeps 6) Located in a very peaceful residential area, San Giacomo offers you the possibility of visiting the most beautiful squares of the city, such as Campo S. Giacomo dell’Orio and Campo San Polo.
San Provolo apartments in Venice San Provolo apartments (Sleeps 2-6) These centrally located apartments are in a typical Venetian building that has been recently renovated, just a short distance from the S. Zaccaria Church and Piazza San Marco.
Cannaregio apartment in Venice Cannaregio (Sleeps 2-4) Located in the Cannaregio district, this characteristic apartment is situated in one of the side alleys of one of the most important and longest streets in Venice.
San Bortolo apartments in Venice San Bortolo apartments (Sleeps 2-4) These three pleasant apartments are situated in a very central area from where you can easily walk to all the most popular spots in the city.
Goldoni apartment in Venice Goldoni (Sleeps 2-4) This central and characteristic apartment is situated on the third floor of a typical Venetian building in Campo San Luca.
Guelie apartments in Venice Guglie apartments (Sleeps 2-3) This complex of seven apartments is located just a few minutes from Strada Nuova, which links the station to the Rialto Bridge.
Santa Sofia apartment in Venice Santa Sofia (Sleeps 2) This modern and elegant apartment is situated in a noble palace that has been recently renovated and directly overlooks the spectacular Grand Canal.
Frari apartment in Venice Frari (Sleeps 2) This apartment, which has been recently renovated, is located in an elegant building and directly overlooks Campo San Polo.

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