The region of Veneto is well known for the wonderful city of Venice but also within the bounds are the fascinating destinations of Verona, Padua, Vicenza and Lake Garda. For a substantial period of time the region was under the control of the powerful Venetian Republic and the emblem of Venice, a winged lion, is still seen all around the area.
The Veneto is bursting with history and culture and there is certainly no shortage of places to visit from Venice with her canals, bridge and an abundance of sights to the Roman ruins of Verona as well as the lesser known towns of Treviso, which also has a canal network, Padua, for art historians with the presence of Giotti's frescoes and those keen on archictecture and Vicenza. During the era of the Venetian Republic, rich city dwellers employed the very finest architects, the best know being Andrea Pallladini, to construct the most elegant villas in the countryside. Vicenza is a great place to see some of his Palladian Villas.
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January (6th) - Regata della Befana, Venice
February - Venice Carnival
May - A wonderful time to visit gardens throughout Italy as flowers begin to bloom
May (last weekend) - Cantine Aperte (Open Wine Cellars)
June - Verona Opera Festival
August - Ferragosto parties throughout Italy on the country’s biggest holiday
September - Regata Storica, Venice
September - Murano Glass Week – a week of events related to glassblowers and their work, Venice
September / October - Cantine Aperte (Open Wine Cellars) during the harvest
September - November - Sagre season, food and wine fairs throughout Italy
October - November - Olive Oil Harvest
Late October - early November - Opera Opening Season with the last one always being La Scala, Venice
December - Nuremberg Christmas Market comes to Piazza dei Signori, Verona
13th - 16th December 2019
La Traviata is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi set to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. It is based on La dame aux Camélias (1852), a play adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas, fils. It was first performed on 6 March 1853 at the La Fenice opera house in Venice. Piave and Verdi wanted to follow Dumas in giving the opera a contemporary setting, but the authorities at La Fenice insisted that it be set in the past, "c. 1700". It was not until the 1880s that the composer and librettist’s original wishes were carried out and "realistic" productions were staged.
21st - 24th February 2020
This is a fantastic opportunity to stay in our elegant 2 bedroom apartment occupying the "piano nobile" of an exceptional palazzo in the Dorsoduro district of Venice. The apartment is perfectly located to enjoy the Venice Carnival. Each year, Carnival includes celebrations whose history dates back to the times of the Serenissima, such as the famous eagle flight or the well-known Flight of the Angel, to name but a few. Carnival in Venice is the purest example of the perfect meld of tradition, culture and entertainment all in one, offering a chance of fun for visitors of all ages
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