We loved the romantic gondolas navigating the Grand Canal and the baroque architecture of Venice, Italy. But because our trip coincided with
Carnevale di Venezia, the costumes were definitely the main attraction.
Even though the February weather was cool and damp, it was a small sacrifice to experience the surreal world of Venice
Italy during Carnevale.
Visiting Venice Italy During Carnevale
In this article, you are invited to…
Take a Romantic Cruise on the Grand Canal in a Gondola
Venice is a car-free city, but you can
rent a car in Venice so you can explore the wider area. One of the best ways to get around inside of Venice is taking a water taxi or a romantic gondola.
Here’s what that can be like.
Beautiful Venice, Italy. Even an overcast day was picturesque.
The simple curves of the gondola reminded me of the waves themselves.
Along the piers, a row of gondolas awaited.
This gold and red gondola seemed suitable for royalty. (Now that’s traveling in style!)
A dapper gondolier ushered one of many flat-bottomed boats through the Canal Grande with ease.
Seriously, what could be more romantic than a gondola ride through Venice, Italy? Admire Beautiful Baroque Architecture in Venice
There was no shortage of architectural beauty along the Grand Canal or throughout Venice.
Behold, the beautiful baroque exterior of Santa Maria della Salute (Our Lady of Health). Salute!
Layers of paint and resurfacing eroded to reveal textures of years gone by. If only walls could talk… Experience Saint Mark’s Square
Saint Mark’s Cathedral was as ornate as cake frosting…such amazing craftsmanship!
The Lion of Saint Mark overlooked the from high upon the clock tower, a renaissance artifact filled with meaningful symbols. (Do you recognize it from the Piazza San Marco Da Vinci Code movie sequel, Inferno starring Tom Hanks?)
Friendly pigeons surprised a visitor to St. Mark’s Square! Find Delicious Italian Food to Eat in Venice
This is the best kind of window-shopping as far as I’m concerned…decisions, decisions.
Al fresco dining was a welcome option after a touring the area by foot.
Delicious sandwich combinations on fresh-made ciabatta made a satisfying lunch. This one is pancetta, pickles, and provolone. Yum! (Related Article: Authentic Tuscan Cuisine) Be Wowed by Costumes in Venice Italy During Carnevale!
Colorful masks were everywhere in Venice. This one’s a bit sinister!
This mysterious woman wore an ornate mask and jewels that compliment her beauty. (Related Article: Fashionable Florence)
An interesting character at Carnevale di Venezia was guarding…his heart?
Completely hidden beneath gold and white, this masquerader remained an elegant mystery.
These two colorful Carnevale enthusiasts reminded me of Mad Hatters.
Butterflies in whimsical motion adorned this colorful costume.
Finally, the woman in blue. She was just stunning! Carnevale in Venice Italy…you gotta try it. It’s surreal! Decide Which is Your Favorite Costume
I’d love to know which costume is your favorite. Let me know in the comments, below.
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