dei Guardiani, Dorsoduro, Venice (Ref: 59877), Self catering house in Venice
The house is on two levels
with an open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area on the ground floor.
This opens onto a private courtyard which can be used for al fresco dining,
maybe a glass of Prosecco before dinner or just enjoying Venice outdoors.
There are two matching sofas in the lounge area, one of which converts
into a double sofa bed. Sleeps 6
Rielo Apartment (Ref: 8203), self-catering apartment in Venice
Alessandro and Marina Zavagno
will be happy to welcome you to Ca' Rielo, which they have just opened
in one of the most interesting and characteristic areas of Venice. This
Apartment offers a unique combination of elegance, style and friendliness.
The rooms capture the essence of 18TH century Venice, while offering present-day
visitors the comfort and convenience they have come to expect. Sleeps
Castello, Venice (Ref: 26632), Self catering apartment in Venice
Fifteenth century palazzo.
Unrivalled views from our sun terrace overlooking Salute Church, St.Marks
and lagoon. 10 minutes walk from St.Mark's Square. Every facility. The
apartment is situated in the district of Castello both in the midst of
the Venetian community but also close to the major cultural and historical
centre. Built around 1450, in the middle of a lively street of shops and
restaurants, this is a charming and characterful third floor apartment
ten minutes walk from St Marks Square. Unusually it has an altana/roof
terrace giving fabulous panoramic views over the whole of Venice even to
the snow capped Dolomites. Sleeps 4.
Spectacles in Venice: Make Venice vacations An Enjoyable Experience
A Venice vacation is nothing
if not steeped in tradition. In fact, ever since the city has become a
popular tourist attraction where visitors probably outnumber natives by
a factor of ten, the traditions have become more pronounced, more colorful,
and more enjoyable and yes, more orthodox. Let us see a few of the major
tourist attractions in Venice that you can enjoy during your Venice vacations.
to the Sea
On Ascension Day every year,
the city recreates its marriage to the sea to emphasize the fact that the
city is indeed totally dependent on the sea. The Doge is taken to S. NicolÚ
del Lido in his traditional boat. There is a great colorful parade of ships,
and gondolas of all sizes escorting him, and with great pomp and gaiety
he throws a wedding ring in to the middle of the lagoon. The show carries
on for quite some time and is followed by enthusiastic races among gondola
drivers. This is a must see in your itinerary during the Venice vacation.
The carnival in Venice, Italy
has a flavor unparalleled anywhere else. For ten days. Venice is a hotbed
of activities and locals and tourists alike take part in the dancing and
entertainment with great gusto. St Marks' Square is the hub of main activities
but fortunately, the carnival is celebrated all over town in a large number
of dancing halls and the crowds are somewhat distributed. The carnival
is one of the most important tourist attractions in Venice and you should
plan your Venice vacations accordingly. The masks are a must have for the
carnival and the very notion of being masked gives a certain abandon to
the proceedings. Carnival or not, every tourist is bound to carry a mask
or two back home.
The Historic Regatta
If the city has a hundred
and fifty waterways and canals, can a boat race be far behind? Every year,
the regatta of hundreds of boats speeding past thousands of tourists enjoying
their Venice vacations and locals, all loudly cheering whichever boat takes
their fancy, is a major spectacle. There isn't just one regatta alone.
Although part of one event, there are races for champions (the gondolini),
for women (the mascarete) and for the young (the pupparini). Huge crowds,
loud cheering and colorful stands are the highlight to a fun and frolic
The Festival of the Redeemer
If you look at Venice history,
In 1576, a plague hit Venice. Legend has it that it was brought into the
city by rats carried on a ship from the Orient. Thousands died till finally,
the plague was contained in 1630! The celebrations continue to this day
and are held on the third Sunday of July. All monuments are lighted up
and a beautiful fireworks display lights up the entire lagoon far into
No matter which season you
select for your Venice vacations, there is bound to be something spectacular
to attract. After all, Venice is not a historical odyssey for nothing!
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