Our trip to Venice during Carnivale 2015 was over the top. Venice has so much character and opportunities to see different things, our only regret is that we couldn't spend more time exploring more of the city. We started planning this trip about 6 months prior to Carnivale, so we could get a pretty good location. We decided to plan 3 days before Carnivale and 3 days after Carnivale so that we could experience Venice in both modes.
Carnivale 2015 - Each morning we got up just before sunrise and walked to Piazza San Marco to photograph all the models. There were always lots of models and a lot more photographers. The morning light is the best time to photographs the Carnivale models.
After Carnivale - There were a few models around Piazza San Marco posing, for money, after Carnivale. We focused our attention on walking around, experiencing the city and seeing the local sites.
Murano and Burano - No trip to Venice is complete without taking a boat trip to the Islands of Murano and Burano. We spent a few hours at each island, but would have loved to spend more time. The colors are so dramatic and glass blown items are simply amazing.
Lodging - We searched a lot of places to stay in Venice and Al Teatro B&B ended up our top choice. It was in a central location to wake up each morning and travel around the city. It was just far enough away from all the hustle and bustle of San Marcos square to enjoy the quietness of the city and visit San Marcos Square within 5 minutes walk. Each day we enjoyed the Gondolas passing by our balcony window, many times with a nice serenade - awesome ambience. Eleonora, B&B owner, was there each morning to help us plan our day's activities. She provided sound advice on places to see and the best way to get there and then followed up the next day. The room and bathroom were always clean and in very good condition. If you are looking for an authentic stay in Venice with a home spun atmosphere, and personal attention, this is the place to book. Choose the Amber Room, you won't be disappointed.
Restaurants - We ate at several restaurants, but the one that left a lasting impression was Rosa Rossa . Awesome food, pleasant atmosphere and great service. Definitely find this place. "Rosa Rossa includes the traditional Venetian dishes which are the result of the artistic inspiration of Chef Dionigi and Chef Ramiro who make creative well balanced meal thanks to their experience and passion."
Getting Around - We flew into Venice, used the water transportation and did a lot of walking.
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