Head to Italy for Venice Carnival!

- Melanie Zieba,

From now until the 16th of February 2010 the annual Venice Carnival is taking place. This is the time when the city comes bursting into life with music, dance and theater along with the revival of traditional masked balls and elaborate costumes of the 18th century.

Every year thousands of people all over the world flock to the city of Venice to get in on all the festivities. And even though this event is already underway there’s still a lot of time to plan your getaway and participate in the various glamorous events that are organized.


San Clemente Palace Hotel & Resort:
When in Venice, the San Clemente Palace Hotel and Resort is offering its guests a chance to live and savor the unique carnival atmosphere directly in the hotel. While staying here, you will have the chance to rent amazing Carnival dresses, costumes, masks and cloaks from Venice Atelier, the famous boutique of Venetian costumes which will be exclusively housed at the San Clemente. And when you book your stay at this fabulous luxury hotel you will receive a 10% discount on all costume purchases or rentals. Located right in the heart of Venice, this hotel is also perfect should you wish to participate in the other parties happing thought the city.


Hilton Molino Stucky Venice:
Reborn as Venice’s newest landmark, the Hilton Molino Stucky Venice gazes proudly over the Giudecca Canal and unforgettable city skyline. While celebrating Venice Carnival, savor your getaway a little longer with their Stay a Little Longer in Venice package. This includes a three night say at a 50% discounted rate on your third night as well as a delicious breakfast prepared for you each morning. This will defiantly come in handy once the partying is over giving you a change to see all that this glorious city has to offer.


Hotel Danieli:
Comprised of three luxurious palaces, Hotel Danieli offers a magnificent atmosphere for its guests during Venice Carnival. Located on Riva degli Schiavoni with easy access to Piazza San Marco and other cultural attractions, this is a great place for first time visitors of the city. And during Venice Carnival this luxury hotel is offering wonderful culinary entertainment in celebration of the festivities. Until February 16th enjoy a quick or leisurely lunch at their Restaurant Terrazza Danieli, all while admiring and capturing pictures of the masked figures on Riva degli Schiavoni immediately below from Venice’s most beautiful terrace – and the hotel’s own exclusive rooftop vantage point. The hotel is also hosting its own Carnival Ball in their Marco Polo Rooms. Carnival costumes required.


Hotel Cipriani & Palazzo Vendramin:
Set on the tip of Giudecca Island, Hotel Cipriani and Palazzo Vendramin is the perfect choice for guest who want to participate in Venice Carnival while not forgetting that this weekend is also Valentine’s Day. This is the place where love struck vacationers may never want to leave. Come dine on tantalizing Italian food and relax in your oversized suites that offer amazing views of the open lagoon and gardens. And with so much going on in Venice, be sure to indulge the hotels More for Less offer which allows guest to receive a 20% discount on room rates if you

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