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Venice Carnival

The Venetian Carnival, that was first released in 1296, is an unique mixture of tradition, entertainment, history and transgression in only one city – Venice. The carnival has always drawn very many visitors each year because it is the most important event celebrated here. Going back to its origins, we find out that the Carnival of Venice marks the transition from the cold winter to fresh spring, and due to this fact, everything looks like an illusion, making the poor people look powerful while wearing the specific masks and costumes. Last year’s carnival, that is in 2009, the celebration lasted for 9 days, from February 13 to 24 and it was called “Sensation, 6 senses for 6 districts” and it consisted of discovering the charming city together with its atmosphere, an invitation to immerse yourself fully into the emotional experience that only the Venice Carnival can give.

Carnival of Venice Costumes
Carnival of Venice Costumes
However, in the past, the carnival was much bigger that it is now and it included even fights and bear-baiting, bull-fights and secret assignations in gondolas. In its best period, the Carnival lasted from Christmas until Shrove Tuesday and it used to begin only when a government official granted the permission that all social status people may wear masks. Masks were worn by almost everybody: from beggars to nobleman. The program of the Venice Carnival is full of opportunities and fun for all ages, from the Contest for the best mask for children in St. Mark’s Square, to the musical programs provided by ALL MUSIC in Santa Margherita and the Medieval and seventh-century music Concerts in Campo San Barnaba, to the reenactment of historical parades at St. Mark. The richer you more »

Top Romantic Destinations for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a very romantic celebration all around the world. Therefore, the following guide highlights the most special destinations for romantic travellersLas Vegas, Paris, Seychelles are just some of the most attractive places to spend this holiday of February, 14th. Montego Bay, Jamaica is the heating resort for your relationship. You can enjoy the sunset together with your beloved one along the clear water. Las Vegas is a very attractive destinations when it comes to celebrations and parties. Chapel, a hotel break in glitzy Las Vegas is sure to light up Valentine’s Day. However, a cool Valentine’s Day celebration is also welcome – for instance, in Sweden, in a two-persons igloo.

Las Vegas
Las Vegas
The reindeer blankets can make you feel warm in your igloo at the Jukkasjärvi Ice Hotel in the Swedish Arctic Circle. New York City, both crowded and attractive, is one of the best choices to have a special dinner, without forgetting to book in advance. Heading North, towards Montreal, Canada, you will find that this city is full of historical atmosphere. Don’t forget your ice skates and go to Le 1000 De La Gauchetière.

Laguna Beach sound great but don’t expect to find a very warm place here. However, you and your lover will have the extraordinary chance to celebrate your love in a rather intimate atmosphere, as it is not very crowded during winter. Why not go skiing on this occasion, for example, in Stowe? The breathtaking scenery will be more »

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