Venice Journals

Carnival in Italy

A February 2002 trip to Venice by MarcyA

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Carnival in Italy

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Overview

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When traveling to Italy - do not miss The Vatican, but after visiting, cross over one of the bridges out of Vatican City and find a local sidewalk cafe, grab a glass of wine, and enjoy the show! A traffic ballet of epic proportions - motorcycles with the entire family on board (sans helmets, of course) dodging "la Limosines" (a two person limo!) and huge tour buses - all merging into the same lanes and whizzing by at breakneck speed - and after two hours of amazed viewing - NOT EVEN A FENDER BENDER! What a local treat. Other highlights include - a visit to Ostia/Antica, beautiful ruins south of the Rome Fumincino Airport - still being excavated. A wonderful day trip with a backpack, wine, cheese, ...Read More

Murano

Attraction

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Do not take the rides offered by your hotel to the island - it is a trap to hold you hostage until you purchase an overpriced piece of glass. Take the public transportation, explore the island at your own pace, visit some of the beautiful shops away from the tourist trap glass factories, and truly enjoy your visit. My best friend (an Italian native) and I went and against her better judgement, I insisted we take the beautiful wooden boat offered to us over to the island. We literally had to ESCAPE from the glass gallery out a back door or we would have never seen the island. They hold you captive in the factories galleries and tell you the only way to return to Venice is by their boat. Don't believe i...Read More

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Murano
Glass-blowing island
Venice, Italy