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.
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 (Sleeps 7) This elegant apartment is located just a few meters from Piazza San Marco, the heart of the city.|
|Accademia apartments (Sleeps 2-6) These two apartments are located inside a luxurious 16th-century palace on the Grand Canal.|
|Carampane (Sleeps 4-6)|
|San Bortolo apartments|
|Guglie apartments (Sleeps 2-3)|
|Santa Sofia (Sleeps 2)|
|Frari (Sleeps 2)|