Venice Carnival 2021 – if you didn’t make it, watch this edition of best Grand Opening Water Parades

Play cupid on Valentine’s Day and take him/her to Venice for the glamorous affair that is the Venice Carnival! Only this year with a difference, as there is more than one reason to wear a mask this year…let’s just say: keep your distance as best as possible and do check their website for last minute changes, should there be any. Other than that, the carnival organisers have adapted the concept really well with their opening parade called ‘Feast On The Water,’ using the canals to the best of their advantage, whilst other distance measures might be put into pace for their balls, operas and recitals, costume competitions, walking tours and mask making workshops.

It’s a spectacular you’ll never forget though, even if classical music is not your cup of tea, so to speak. Venice is alive and kicking during the carnival, normally attracting millions of people to visit the city. And you should have visited Venice at least once in your lifetime! The sheer splendour in famous hotels, like the Hotel Danieli, the Gritty Palace Hotel, the Hotel Doná Palace or the Palazzina Grassi are sure to bowl your +1 over, as so many of the old palaces have been turned into boutique like jewels of a hotel.

Sightseeing is a never ending cause in Venice, but be sure to watch our cover of the Venice Biennale to get an appetite to return during the many exhibitions and festivals that are held throughout the year, as well as the Venice Film Festival, held during the first two weeks of September. Many international film stars and directors love coming to Italy for the film festivals, including some our favourites, like Pedro Almodovar, Tilda Swinton, Cate Blanchett, Vanessa Kirby, Taylor Hill, Gia CoppolaAnna Foglietta, Arizona Muse and Cecilia Rodriguez. Even with masks on, it’s a glittering affair and the gala party is a must-do for any film buff and starlet to have experienced at least once on a lifetime.


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