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Carnival Special

If you enjoy Carnival & masks, here’s a list of things to do in Venice during Carnival time (23rd January – 9th February):

Masquerade Balls (they are quite expensive, you need to follow a dress code according to the party’s theme), depending on your preferences, more info here.

A Daily Programme with the list of all the events organised in Venice and Mestre can be found here.

For a city pass, check this site.

Events and Shows worth visiting in Venice

Bosch, Gallerie della Accademia, running until February 16th.

Alchemia del Colore, Palazzo Mocenigo, running until April 10th.

Henriette Fortuny, Palazzo Fortuny.

Il bianco di Canova, Museo Correr.

In order to commemorate 400 years since William Shakespeare’s death (1616) Ca’ Rezzonico is hosting “Women in Love”, an itinerant show dedicated to four famous Shakespeare’s female characters: Lady Macbeth, Desdemona, Ophelia, Donna Capuleti.



For tips on where to eat in Venice here’s a useful reading.


Have fun!


Tours/walks will resume after Carnival time, for info on prices and availability you can contact me via email:


[Image above, Cat-Woman, Sacha Goldberger]






Walking and talking: #1 From the Accademia to Piazza San Marco

#From the Accademia to Piazza San Marco

One can walk along the Zattere till the tip of Dorsoduro, the Punta della Dogana, now hosting the Museum of Contemporary Art.

From this privileged location we can admire Saint Mark’s basin and the island of San Giorgio, the homonymous church was designed by Andrea Palladio. The island is the headquarters of the Fondazione Cini.

Round the corner we encounter the Salute, the 16th century’s project was by Baldassarre Longhena, Palladio’s closest follower.

On the way back to Accademia, we spot from afar the famous Palazzo Dario; for those interested in ghost stories, this building has an impressive record of deaths and suicides. Almost all the residents who had the misadventure to live in its magnificent rooms died a violent death.

In the same area the Guggenheim Collection, always worth a visit.

Near the Accademia Bridge, the beautiful Gallerie dell’Accademia, one of the finest collection of ancient and modern paintings in Venice.

Across the bridge on your right-hand side Palazzo Pisani, hosting the school of music Benedetto Marcello.

In the wide campo the unmissable Paolin, if you love ice-cream, an old café with outside tables. Now we talk…

When we leave Campo Santo Stefano on calle del Spezier we can go to Santa Maria del Giglio and then proceed quite smoothly along Calle Larga XXIII Marzo to Piazza San Marco.

In calle Vallaresso the famous Harry’s bar, more than a place a microcosmos..managed by the Cipriani family.

Now, we’re ready to reach the only piazza in Venice: Piazza San Marco.


What are you waiting for?

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