Insider's Guide to Venice: Forget Carnival!

Want an authentic Venetian experience? Then don't go to Carnival! As a tradition, it had largely died out in Venice until it was revived only in the 1980s, and is now primarily just for tourists! (Many locals even leave town if they can, precisely to avoid it!!)

Why does this website hype carnival then? Well, they do sell travel insurance...

1 comment:

nan said...

Appunto! I'm heading for the hills myself, Michele! I'll be around for the first few days before things go bananas, then ciaociaociaociaociao. It's a marathon for anyone with an eatery or a service business who's left though; we should say a prayer for them.

I'll return for the calm after the storm...Hope all's well by you, Happy 2006!