CARNEVALE DI VENEZIA
“If you want to see the masks, come to Venice and enjoy yourself, but if you want to enter into the real atmosphere of the Carnival and its unique enchantment of the timeless feeling, get a costume and take part in it”.
Day 1 PIOMBINO DESE
Greetings and check in at the farmhouse in Piombino Dese.
Dinner and Buona Notte!
Day 2 VENICE
Today, after breakfast and our Italian lesson, we will travel by train to Venice.
We will have a full day in the magnificent “Citta’ dei Canali”. In the afternoon we will have a practical course in mask making. We will learn all about the meaning of different masks from the Carnival of Venice. We will decorate our own mask and take it home as “ricordo di Venezia”.
We will then catch the train to Piombino Dese and have dinner at the Agriturismo.
Day 4 COOKING CLASS
After breakfast and our Italian lesson you will have the rest of the morning at your leisure.
You might decide to venture into Piombino or the nearby Castelfranco Veneto. Or you might just decide to rest at the Agriturismo.
In the afternoon we will have a cooking class, followed by dinner. Buon appetito!
Day 8 ARQUA’ PETRARCA
After breakfast and our italian lesson, our minibus will take us to Arqua’ Petrarca.
The famous poet Fancesco Petrarca lived the latter part of his life in the town. The town of Arqua Petrarca is famous for producing good quality extra virgin olive oil, olives, chestnuts and honey.
We will have time to wander about the streets in a relaxed fashion.
Day 10 FREE DAY
Today, after breakfast and our Italian lesson, you are invited to explore on your own and challenge yourself practising your language skills.
You could go to the local market, to the pasticceria and order something to eat and drink, or catch the train and explore one of the beautiful areas in the Veneto Region by yourself.
You might decide to stay at the Farmhouse and have a chat (in Italian of course!) or have a rest. The choice is yours!
Dinner at the Agriturismo.
Day 11 VENEZIA
After breakfast we will travel by minibus to Venice to celebrate the CARNEVALE di VENEZIA 2018
We will check in at the Hotel. We will have some rest in our rooms before going to meet the staff of a very famous and elegant Atelier of costumes for balls and Gala Dinners in Venice . Here we will choose our costumes from the XVI to XIX Century hand made productions of precious and unique pieces, all made in natural fine textiles – silk, damask, velvet - hand embroidered with Venetian pearls.
Tonight we will take part in the Dinner Dansante in one of the most famous palaces in Venice.
Day 12 VENEZIA Free day
After breakfast you will have the whole day at your disposal to wander around, do some more shopping or just relax.
Day 13 VENEZIA/MURANO
Today is “martedi’ grasso” the last day of the Carnevale.
This morning after Breakfast we will have an excursion to the island of Murano, known as the glass making island. There will be an opportunity to enjoy some shopping.
We will visit a Glass blowing school which still follows the traditions of one of the most historic institutions of glass in Murano.
We will enjoy the night in St. Mark's Basin to conclude the carnival and our pleasant language holiday.
Day 14 DEPARTURE
After Breakfast we will check out and travel to Venice Airport.
CIAO CIAO ITALIA!!!