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Carnival in Venice

Carnival in Venice

Dance of masks and gondolas

Themes: Romantic Gastronomy

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25/02/2017 28/02/2017

Venice

About the city

Perhaps no city is as fabulous as Venice, a metropolis built upon pilings, a labyrinth poised over a lagoon. Venice has been called the drawing room of Europe, and indeed for centuries the city was a sanctuary for ideas and idealists, a crossroad of the Byzantine and Roman worlds. Today Venice is a different kind of drawing room. Wealthy visitors clamber into gondolas to gawk at the Byzantine palaces while being serenaded by accordionists and art appreciators stand on tiptoe for a glimpse of Renaissance masterpieces. No monument is as memorable as the city itself, so use the major sights only as an excuse for wandering. Venice revolves around piazza San Marco. The best feature of the mosaic-covered Basilica di San Marco is the Pala D’Oro, a glittering gold Byzantine bas-relief. The Torre dell’Orologio, left of San Marco, is a beautifully embellished clock tower. For culture vultures check the Accademia for the best of Venetian paintings. Some say that the tourist Venice is indeed Venice, but there are other Venices as well. To find them, wander away from the major sights and into the quieter outlying residential neighbourhoods, you won’t be disappointed, this maze of stone and colour exudes enchantment from every brick.

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Hotel Residence Venezia 2000

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  • At 5.3 km from the center
  • Lungomare g.d'annunzio, 2lido di venezia, Venecia 30126
With a stay at Hotel Residence Venezia 2000 in Venice, you'll be on the beach, within a 5-minute drive of Giardini della Biennale and Mediterranean Sea. This beach hotel is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Rialto Bridge and 6.1 mi (9.8 km) from Port of Venice....
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  • Double Room, Sea View (1)

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  • 3 Nights

2 Activities
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Venice glassblowing - Small group

day 0 - Glassblowing in Venice
An unmissable experience that will bring you to know worldwide famous glassblowing art. The expert glass craftsman will create, in front of you, a unique item while he is explaining the ancient technique phases of the production.
See a master glass blower to create your glass gift using ancient techniques to remember this experience (30 minutes approx.).

Visit a glass factory showroom to see different types of glass production.

At the end of your experience we will give a little glass gift for each couple or each family, as a souvenir of this visit.
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Tour to the Islands of Burano, Murano and Torcello

day 1 - At 11am in Spanish
Discover the lagoon islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello and learn more about Venice and its ancient way of life.

Highlights
- Start off the tour in Murano, well-known for its glass making
- Continue through the brightly coloured homes of Burano
- Contemplate the impressive mosaics in Torcello

These beautiful islands are known throughout the world for their picturesque scenery, handicraft and history.

Departing from the famous St. Mark’s Square with motorboat, the first stop is Murano, where you can see the antique art of making glass and lampworking. Murano has been famous for its glassmaking since the thirteenth century when the Venetian Repulic ordered all glassmakers to leave the mainland because of fear of fire. Most settled in Murano and quickly became the most prominent citizens.

The second island stop is Burano, known for its lacework and brightly coloured homes. Your guide speaks English, German, French and Italian and is happy to tell you all about the history of the area, including its visit by Leonardo da Vinci.

The third and last stop on the three and a half hour tour is Torcello, a quiet and sparsely populated island. It is considered the oldest continuously populated region of Venice and once held the largest population of the Republic of Venice. Torcello was once more powerful even than Venice itself, due to the lagoon’s salt marshes that were Torcello’s economic backbone and its close trading and cultural links with Constantinople. The island has since fallen in fortune, but relics of its bygone glory still remain, including the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, founded in 639 and still containing stunning mosaics to this day.

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Both the 4.5 hour tour and the 6 hour tour include the same itinerary.
If you select the 6 hour tour option, you will enjoy additional free time to discover the islands at your own leisure.

Redeem information
Voucher type: Printed and e-Voucher
Printed voucher or E-voucher. Print and bring the voucher or show the voucher on your mobile device to enjoy the activity.

Location
Start point:
Riva degli Schiavoni
Please head to the desk located in "Riva degli Schiavoni".
At the feet of Ponte della Paglia and the corner with "Calle degli Albanesi"

End point: In St. Mark's Square.

Schedule
Duration: 4,5 Hours

Guide options
Guide type: Guide

Requirements
Remember to bring the voucher and valid photo ID with you
It is not permitted to enter into Churches, Basilicas, Museums, in shorts, miniskirts or uncovered shoulders.


Recommendations
Please wear comfortable shoes.
You are advised to bring warm clothing during autumn and winter.

Summary

Carnival in Venice
Carnival in Venice