Carnevale



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Carnevale in Venice is an internationally renowned event. Whether or not you bring lavish period costumes and strut around Piazza San Marco to be photographed by thousands of onlookers, you are sure to enjoy an extended stay in Venice. There are activities and events right through the Carnevale period and families, couples or individuals will be entertained.

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Author: Jennifer


Day 1 - Venice


Carnevale in Venice is an event. My wife and I went this year (2008) with friends and had a great time. If you are looking for lots of excitement, parties and a festive atmosphere then visiting Venice during Carnevale is for you. During the day you can tour and see the sights and at night you can join in the festivities in Piazza San Marco where there are live performances and plenty of participants in luxurious costumes. For accommodations I chose San Clemente Palace Hotel and Resort, which is away from the city center on a smaller island. Getting back and forth from Piazza San Marco to your hotel will add some cost to your trip but is well worth it. When you arrive in Venice you will need to take a vaporetto or a water taxi to your hotel. Once you are checked-in proceed directly to Piazza San Marco. This is where all of the festivities for Carnevale will be held and where the costumes will be on display. On our first day in Venice for Carnevale we all bought masks to wear. The sky is the limit as far as price is concerned, but there are elegant, hand-made masks at reasonable prices at kiosks in small piazzas away from Piazza San Marco. In Piazza San Marco you should climb to the top of the Campanile to get a bird’s eye view of the city. You should also visit the church and the Ponte di Rialto nearby. With five days in Venice you will see the same places many times and so you should make an effort to visit more out-of-the-way places. For dinner try Alla Zucca. Before heading back to your hotel mingle around Piazza San Marco.


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San Clemente Palace Hotel & Resort

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Isola di San Clemente, 1
30124 Venice, Italy

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tel: 39 41 244 5001
fax: 39 41 244 5800
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San Marco Campanile

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San Marco 328
30124 Venice, Italy

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tel: (+39) 041 241 3817
fax: +39 041 270 8334
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Basilica di San Marco

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Location:

San Marco 328
Piazza San Marco
30124 Venice, Italy

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tel: +39 0412413817
fax: +39 41 520 8289
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Basilica di San Marco - Pala d'Oro e Tesoro

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Location:

Piazza San Marco
(Basilica S. Marco)
30124 Venice, Italy

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tel: +39 41 522 5205


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Piazza San Marco

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St. Mark's Square
30124 Venice, Italy

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Ponte di Rialto

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Ruga degli Orefici (Rialto)
30125 Venice, Italy

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Alla Zucca

Location:

Santa Croce 1762,
Ponte del Megio
30121 Venice, Italy

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tel: 39 41 524 1570
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Day 2 - Venice


Upon arrival at Piazza San Marco from your hotel you could visit the Palazzo Ducale and see the Ponte dei Sospiri. Continue east along the water and visit the Giardini Pubblici. As you start heading back toward Piazza San Marco cut up toward the north and visit SS. Giovanni e Paolo and the Museo Storico Navale. Nearby is the imposing Arsenale. This route has taken you through some of the back streets and canals of Venice, away from the busy path from the train station to Piazza San Marco. Before heading south back to Piazza San Marco visit the beautiful Chiesa di S. Maria Formosa. Before dinner Ai Gondolieri take a ride on a gondola. As always, mingle around in Piazza San Marco and take in some of the live performances before heading to your hotel.


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Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale)

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San Marco 1
Entrance for the public: Porta del Frumento, Piazzetta San Marco
30124 Venice, Italy

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tel: +39 041 271 5911
fax: +39 041 528 5028
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Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri)

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San Marco
30124 Venice, Italy

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SS. Giovanni e Paolo

Location:

Castello 6363
On Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo
30122 Venice, Italy

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tel: 041-523-7510


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Museo Storico Navale

Location:

Arsenale, 2148
(Ex Granai della Repubblica)
30122 Venice, Italy

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tel: +39 (0)41 520 0276
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L''Arsenale

Location:

Calle Castello
30131 Venice, Italy

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tel: +39 (0)41 522 6356 (Tourist Information)


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Chiesa di S. Maria Formosa

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Campo Santa Maria Formosa
30122 Venice, Italy

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tel: +39 41 523 4645
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Ai Gondolieri

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Dorsoduro, 366
30123 Venice, Italy

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tel: 39 41 528 6396
fax: 39 41 521 0075
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Before heading straight back to Piazza San Marco take a vaporetto or water taxi to the Chiesa e Campanile di San Giorgio Maggiore. This is the church that can be seen across the water from Piazza San Marco and is perhaps one of the least visited and most photographed churches in the world. Once you have arrived at Piazza San Marco visit San Giovanni Crisostomo and San Giacomo di Rialto. Head to visit the Piazza San Polo and the Basilica di S. Maria della Salute. Weather permitting you could spend your afternoon at the amusement park along the water just east of Piazza San Marco. Before dinner go to Linea d’Ombra for a warm drink or cocktail and take in some live music and then stay on for dinner. Spend time at Piazza San Marco before heading back to your hotel.


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Chiesa & Campanile di San Giorgio

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Isola di S.Giorgio Maggiore
30100 Venice, Italy

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tel: +39 41 529 8711 (Le Informazioni Turistiche)
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San Giovanni Crisostomo

Location:

Corte al Million, San Giovanni Crisostomo
30131 Venice, Italy

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tel: +39 41 522 7155
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San Giacomo di Rialto

Location:

Campo San Polo
30123 Venice, Italy

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tel: + 39 (0)41 529 8711 (Tourist Information)


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Santa Maria della Salute

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Location:

Campo della Salute
30124 Venice, Italy

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tel: +39 0412743911
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San Polo

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Location:

Campo San Polo
30123 Venice, Italy

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tel: +39 (0)41 529 8711 (Tourist Information)


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Linea d'Ombra

Location:

Fondamenta delle Zattere
Dorsoduro 19
30122 Venice, Italy

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tel: 39 41 528 5259
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Day 4 - Venice


If you are staying in Venice for four or five days then you have no excuse not to go and see some of the islands. Burano and Murano are two exquisite side trips. An even shorter hop is the island that houses the Chiesa di San Michele. Back in Venice take in a museum. The Galleria dell’Accademia is a great one to start with. For dinner try Al Nonno Risorto. As always, head to Piazza San Marco before heading back to your hotel.


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Burano

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Laguna Nord
30012 Venice, Italy

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Murano

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Isola di Murano
30141 Venice, Italy

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Chiesa di San Michele

Location:

Isola di San Michele
30121 Venice, Italy

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tel: +39 (0)41 729 2811
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Galleria dell'Accademia

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Dorsoduro 1050
30121 Venice, Italy

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tel: +39 41 522 2247
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Al nono risorto

Location:

2338 Sestiere Santa Croce
Sottoportico di Siora Bettina
30123 Venice, Italy

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tel: 39 41 524 1169


Day 5 - Venice


With the time you have left after packing and doing any last minute souvenir shopping take an hour or two to visit the Museo del ‘700 Veneziano. Finish your trip with three churches within easy walking distance of each other: Chiesa dei Gesuati, San Giacomo da L’Orio and Santa Maria del Giglio o Zobenigo.


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Museo del '700 Veneziano - Ca' Rezzonico

Location:

Ca' Rezzonico (S. Barnaba)- Dorsoduro
30123 Venice, Italy

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tel: +39 41 520 4036 / +39 41 241 0100


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Chiesa dei Gesuati o Santa Maria del Rosario

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Fondamenta delle Zattere ai Gesuati 917
30124 Venice, Italy

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tel: +39 41 523 0625


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San Giacomo da l'Orio

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Location:

Campo San Giacomo da l'Orio
30135 Venice, Italy

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tel: +39 41 524 0672


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Santa Maria del Giglio o Zobenigo

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Campo Santa Maria Del Giglio O Zobenigo
30124 Venice, Italy

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tel: +39 41 522 1188


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