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Carnival in Venice 2010

by dguy

Friends are considering whether to add a few days in Venice prior to their cruise this coming February. They could be in Venice on Monday and Fat Tuesday. What might they expect? Are there lots of activities and costume parades accessible to everyone, e.g. street parties or the like, or do many/most functions center on private affairs? Thanks for any information.

Re: Carnival in Venice 2010

by leics

http://www.venicecarnival.com/

and

http://www.carnevale.venezia.it/

will give them an idea what to expect. No, it is not just private functions.

They should expect large crowds. They may find accommodation difficult to find, even now.

Re: Carnival in Venice 2010

by dguy

Thanks for the information. I have sent it on to our friends. I wondered, too, if they'd find hotels even at this date. Thank you again for the help.

Travel Tips for Venice

Venice pizza

by bryINpoland

I love pizza. No i mean i really love pizza. I can eat it all day everyday and i am happy. I love pizza from everywhere. It doesnt matter if its from Pizza hut, Dominos, New York or Chicago, i love it all.

Now Italy ofcourse has great pizza. I love going to Italy for their food alone , but my love for pizza would come to a test in Venice. Now dont get me wrong, u can find some good pizza in Venice. But majority of the places that sell pizza in Venice, sell some of the worse pizza i have ever had. To me there use to be no such thing as bad pizza.

Now i guess its because they love to put sea food on their pizza. Sea food and pizza do not mix with me. its a big NO!

So when its comes to Venice. I still eat the pizza, but you should be careful what you order...

Arriving from The Sea...

by coceng

...I had the chance to see Venice from the sea ! That would be a chance of a lifetime for me...
Took the catamaran (Prince Of Venice) from Porec in Croatia at about 8.30 am....& arriving in Venice about 10 am...
Took lots of photos when I saw Venice....here's one of them...
I remember everybody on the catamaran was so excited when we were approaching Venice, all with their camcorder, tripod (on a moving catamaran !) & me, with my cheapo camera...

Gondola! Gondola!

by Pierangelo

GONDOLA SERENADE
Departure from Santa Maria del Giglio (Hotel Gritti) every day, a romantic "promenade" by gondola with music songs which will make you dream along the canals of Venice.At 7:30 P.M, from april to October and at 7:30 and 8:30 P.M. from May to September and at 3:30 P.M. from November to March. The tour lasts 40 minutes approx

30 euro for person

Do not touch the fruit or vegetables!!

by johnandlynclarke

There are fruit and vegetable boats in some of the canals plus there is a big outdoor market. When you want to buy something, point at the item, but do not touch!! We saw one woman starting to rummage through the fruit and the vendor nearly fainted. The vendor refused to sell to the woman.

Campo Castello

by croisbeauty

Campo Castello is probably the most easy going part of Venice, it is a kind of off the beaten path area not much visited by the crowd. In fact, the atmosphere here is very relaxing and pretty much quiet.
It was Saturday afternoon, June 25, when our small group of VTers (Barbaraforza, Poaseo, Effetti, Kenadams an me) have spend couple of hours here having a great time. We were in particularly attracted seeing a lot of laundry, which makes the whole aspect of Campo Castello very pitoresque.

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