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Posts Tagged ‘ Venice ’

Venice: Grande Canal Historic Regatta – 6 September

Aug 27th, 2009 | By | Category: Events

On Sunday, 6 September, all business activities come to a stop whilst Venice stages its historic Regatta.  The Grand Canal is filled with the most exquisite crafted 13th century boats and thousands of spectators line the banks of the waterway/ Celebrations begin with a board parade, headed by a vessel holding the famous bucintoro, symbol […]



Venice: Festa del Redentore and firework extravaganza – 18/19 July

Jul 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Events

This is one of the  biggest celebrations in all of Italy and occurs every third weekend of July in Venice: La Festa del Redentore.  The history dates back to the time of the Plague that hit Europe.and to mark its end.  The Doge commissioned Andrea Palladino to design and build an impressive church on the island of […]



Venice: Andrea Bocelli in Concert – 1 July

Jun 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: Events

What more can you ask for ……….. a fabulous venue St. Mark;s Square and Andrea Bocelli in Concert. Pure Magic. The Maestro will interpret some of the most important arie of italian operatic tradition. For information on tickets and hotels in Venice, http://www.ariannandfriends.com/andreabocelli-venice.htm if you are looking for that five star luxury and treat yourself […]



Venice: Flying Art Gallery

Jun 1st, 2009 | By | Category: Art & Culture

Venice’s newest art gallery, the Museo Vedova, by celebrity architect Renzo Piano has put a 21st century twist on the art of picture hanging.  Dedicated entirely to the work of the Venetian abstract art pioneer Emilio Vedova (1919-1996), paintings at the Museo Vedova don’t hang at all – they float. Suspended in the air by […]



Venice Carnevale : 13 to 24 February

Feb 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Events

  Venice Carnevale has to be one of the most famous carnivals in the world.  Dating back to the 12th century, heralds a period of merry making.  With its elaborate, colourful masks and costumes, grand masked balls, elaborate water parades, historic re-enactment, music and dancing, jugglers…..and the unforgettable sight of pale masked faces contrasting sharply against the rich […]