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- Posted:Thursday, January 7, 2010
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It takes place between February 6th and 16th and could be a good choice for those who have never been to the region before as there's so much to see and do during these dates that you'll get a feel for the city in no time at all.
Perhaps the only downside is that you'll be spoiled for choice regarding activities. For example, on the first day, there's a Hot Chocolate in Costume event taking place at the Hotel Danieli which demands that you dress in period costume from between the 16th and 20th centuries before you can stand around munching on cakes and sweets. (Don't worry, you dont have to bring your own attire from home, CCI Costumes is on hand to provide all suitable garments - including wigs!)
Or there's the Moon Masquerade on the same day, beginning at 18:30 local time, where you can sample some delicious cocktails while taking in Giuseppe Verdi's Il Trovatore. This will be followed by a Carnival Buffet Dinner so, whether you go for this or hot chocolate at the Danieli, chances are youll be a bit heavier by the time you leave Venice.
If you want to buy a souvenir of the event, or want to have the pick of the masks before heading to the ball, visit the Carnival of Venice website as there are a few on sale there.
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