30 January 2020

Paris - Venice: Carnevale 2020


In spite of flooding reports the Carnival of Venice festivities, parties and masked balls are full on schedule.

February 8 - 25

Getting there:
From Paris: direct flights daily (less than 2 hours) to Marco Polo airport
 
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 Years before I started this blog - and years before tourism transformed The Floating City into a different kind of carnivale - Venice was a beloved destination in northern Italy. Avoiding summer hordes, we'd go in spring or fall, usually after staying with family in Rome, and once, went as guests of an English friend who'd rented a crumbling palazzo on a side canal. As fragrant caffè brewed in the kitchen a volunteer would venture out for fresh cornetti from the pasticceria up a narrow street and around the corner, and by mid-morning we were off for a second round, this time on a piazza terrace.
 
If you've never experienced the lure and magic of Venezia, this year's Carnival is a great excuse to go. Not that you need one. - BPJ
 
- Cancelled - 
😢
 
 


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