Be here to experience the grandeur and elegance of Carnival in Venice. Special Valentines Day Weekend Offerings:
Romantic Chocolate: Hotel Splendid, February 14 Delight in the merriment under the glass roof of the Splendid Venice. Enjoy hot chocolate and Venetian biscuits and learn period dance under the guidance of a Dance Master accompanied by classical musicians.
Sacred and Profane Love: A Carnival-Ball, February 14 Enjoy an evening of mystery and delight with a wonderful dinner followed by live music and spectacular performances.
The Minuetto Grand Ball: Hotel Danieli, February 15 Slip into your traditional costumes for this evening at historic Danieli Hotel. This evening starts with cocktails and a four course dinner to prepare you for dancing the evening away with a live baroque ensemble.
The Cotillon at Palazzo Dandolo: Hotel Monaco, February 16 Immerse yourself in the most elegant party with surprising performances. Starting with appetizers, savor a four-course meal accompanied with regional wines during evocative performances. Under skilled guidance through the steps of minuets, quadrilles and waltzes, you'll dance in the radiance of Carnival.
This 'heel' region has been getting a lot of attention lately in the Travel Industry and we can tell you why! It produces most of the olive oil in Italy. It's the birthplace of the popular Primitivo wine. There's the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Cave dwellings of Matera and the houses painted in white lime wash at Ostuni. There's Alberobello with its characteristic Trulli homes with conical roofs. Click the image above to get a taste of what you'll get on our insiders experience on Puglia's Cooking Tradition Tour
Exhibits, Events and Concerts
Fellini 100 Immortal Genius: The Exhibit December 30 - March 15 Rimini See the history of Italy through the lens of Fellini’s films, the story of the director’s travel companions, real, imaginary collaborators and not,and the future of the projected permanent museum.
Etruscans: Voyage to the lands of the Rasna January 1 - May 24 Bologna Bringing together around 1400 objects from 60 museums and Italian and international bodies, the exhibition aims to be a fascinating journey through archeology and surprising landscapes in the lands of one of the most important peoples of ancient Italy
Georges De La Tour Exhibit: L’Europa della Luce February 7 – June 7 Milan A Master painter influenced by Caravaggio see over 30 of his works in this special exhibition.
Il Trovatore with Conductor Nicola Luisotti Teatro alla Scala February/March Milan
Tan Dun's Buddha Passion at Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia February 6/7/8 Rome
Zubin Mehta with music by Gustav Mahler Teatro alla Scala March 8/11/13 Milan
Le Sirenuse This 58 room resort has a charming history reflected in its eclectic style. You will find the custom touches made by the four siblings who turned their summer home into an intimate luxury seaside destination in Positano. With gorgeous views of the sea throughout, the hotel's terrace swimming pool is surrounded by lemon trees and is the gateway to Le Sirenuse Spa. With cuisine inspired by the great culinary traditions of Naples and the Amalfi coast at its restaurant La Sponda you'll dine illuminated by 400 candles. Take an excursion on their wooden sailing boat the Sant' Antonio and take a dip in the sea. Enjoy a walking tour of Positano or visit a nearby limoncello factory. Or accompany the Chef to the local fish market to discover more about the varieties of fish in the Mediterranean. There is much to offer and discover at Le Sirenuse.
"What is the fatal charm of Italy? What do we find there that can be found nowhere else? I believe it is a certain permission to be human, which other places, other countries, lost long ago.” – Erica Jong