If you're looking to take a trip to Venice
for the world famous Carnevale this year then bad news - you've just missed it! One of the
biggest events in the Venetian calendar, Carnevale was, as always, a great success enjoyed
by all here in the floating city. Carnevale takes place every year on Shrove Tuesday (also
known as Fat Tuesday) - you know, the start of Lent, Mardi Gras, one last day of debauchery
before you abstain from your chosen vice till Easter? Well anyway, if you want to come next
year, book early
Mick Hucknall and Anastacia are among the international musical acts visiting
Venice between now and the springtime, while the Venice Society of Concerts 2012-2013 Season
ensures a veritable gamut of classical music and opera in almost every theatre across the
main island. Check out our what's on
page for a more comprehensive breakdown.
In the news this
month, Venice gets a much needed cash injection of €500m from the European Investment Bank
to help protect the island from floods and the first Obiettivo Venezia Photo Contest
is looking for submissions.