Imagine walking across the temporary bridge to the Church of the Salute on 21 Nov ? An important event for Venetians in the winter months. Rather like the Redentore in July this is a celebration of the ending of the plague. Venice in winter holds a magical quality. Both quiet and slightly mysterious. I feel you can claim to know this city if you have walked the calles in the mist
Venice,Valentine, imagine giving the most perfect present.
Piccola Perla has now seen weddings, engagements honeymoons and numerous celebrations.
Only in Venice is spring so magical, imagine romantic pale mornings and bright sunshine through the day, followed by rose sunsets.
A time to escape in quiet streets, discovering a tiny trattoria enjoyed by Venetians. Delicious Prosecco at the local bar.
Enjoy the romance of Valentine. From the crazy fun of Carnival, Easter is in late April this year.
Between June & November The Venice Art Biennale which brings such an international crowd, the finest artists in the world
Availability for Valentine 5 nights £500:Feb 11-15 ,
Carnival : March 2- 11 2011
min 3 nights £500, subsequent nights £100
Easter week from 22 April £900.
Summer& autumn Venice is perfect ...of course
Carnival Venice fulfills its fantasy (Availability for Piccola Perla in the middle of the Carnival 8 to 12 February 2010) . Twelve days in February of Balls , masks and fun.Local Venetians celebrate alongside visitors from all over the world. From glamorously expensive Balls to children's fancy dress competitions, Carnival is like no other.
So the season's come round,Venice as beautiful and sparkling as ever.
I am told that for many people winter is their favourite time in Venice. Scurrying through mists it is so evocative as famous landmarks appear then vanish. Local people call to on another across quiet campo huddled in the latest cashmere and for an older generation, tiny ladies swamped in fur. Cafes steam and sparkle, while heavenly music emanates from churches and scuola.
For those who prefer this quiet Venice, softly romantic with sunshine reflected from the snowy Dolomites, winter is the perfect time to visit.
Venice sparkles with opera at La Fenice and numerous choirs singing in San Marco. Fabulous shops from designer clothes to famous Murano glass seem even more exquisite in winter lamplight.
St Mark's Square softly lit along the collanades with Florian's and Quadrini's cafes inviting one in, just as they have done for the past three hundred years.
Last New Year Piccola Perla was the romantic hideaway for a couple who married on the Grand Canal.
Availability see calendar on www.ourveniceapartment.com