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CARNEVALE DI vENEZIA
Our 2022 Venice Carnevale tour is inspired by magnificent Queen Charlotte the first queen of England with a darker African born parent as portrayed in Shondaland's hit series Bridgerton on Netflix. Queen Charlotte is the the great-great-great-great-grandmother of the current Queen Elizabeth. This could explain why there is just "something about Harry!" ;-)
Shonda Rhimes' modern twist on the queen is the prefect muse for our 2022 tour, which of course will have it own twist, not to be mentioned here.
Ahhh... the pure opulence of it all! A time when fantasies merge. the most magical city in the world, during the most fascinating days of the year - when inhibitions are tossed into the wind.
Known for always taking tours beyond the normal, join Globalnista's founder Fleace Weaver in Venice, Italy for "Masquerade - Carnevale di Venezia 2022".
Once a year, the city of Venice, the city built on water transforms into a giant costume party. The celebration is a visual feast as you journey back to 18th century Venice, where the rich and famous (and infamous) donned masks and costumes to hide their social status while participating in the decadent, hedonistic pleasures.
This one is only for those wanting to experience Carnevale on a true Venetian level!
Where the boundaries of reality and fantasy blur in masked uninhibited merriment.
The Fantasy Begin!
Day 1: Departure Day: Wednesday, February 16, 2022 depart the USA to arrive in Venice Marco Polo Airport 12:00 noon on Thursday the 17th. Book your own flights or plan to fly from JFK with others in the the other ladies. Your departure will be from Florence on February 25th. You can also plan to arrive a day early (MORNING of the 16th) and take the train from Florence to Venice with Fleace (hotel and train fare not included in the pre-stay)
Nothing can prepare you for that first sight of the impressive floating city of 118 small island built on upon wooden platforms, supported long pointed poles of wood; oak, larch or pine, driven into the clay floor of the Adriatic sea
Day 2, February 17th: Upon your arrival in Venice, you will be met by Fleace for the 1:00 pm transfer from the airport by private boat. You leave the Adriatic heading for the Grand Canal, lined with stately palaces and immense cathedrals that will exalted your senses. After check-in and quick change of before heading out for the your Carnevale orientation/arrival lunch. After lunch, you will have a guided insiders tour by foot.
Return to the hotel some post flight R&R before heading out to climb aboard a traditional Venetian galleon ( large boat) and experience the floating parties of the year. Venetian Galleon is an unique vessel, constructed following the design of the Serenissima Republic between XIV and XVII centuries. Bring a this costume from home. In honor of Adoja Andoh's portrayal of the impeccable Lady Danbury in Bridgerton, attire for this even should be inspired this outfit. A top hat, walking stick, and some type of high collar are a must.
Day 3, February 18th:: After Breakfast, it time for you fitting for the Carnevale ball costume. The compulsory dress code for the Venice Carnival Ball is full period costume. Therefore, evening dresses/gowns and tuxedos are not allowed. Traditional costumes of the Venetian carnival are hand-made locally by tailors in the Atelier area of Venice. They are faithful reproductions of historical costumes of the time made with high-quality materials Made in Italy. The costumes can be altered to fit all sizes. They are attire truly fit for your inner Queen Charlotte. Rental prices will range between 175 and 500 euro depending on how extravagant your fantasy. No Carnevale costumes is complete with the right mask. You will visit the most famous Venetian mask maker to shop for the perfect mask for your costume and alter ego. Why not get a secondary mark for the Carnevale bar crawl later in the evening.
Day 4, February 19th: After a night of drinking, sleep in only waking for breakfast. At noon we will once a again take to the streets for the many celebrations which includes what is considered one of the most anticipated events of the Carnival, the Flight of the Angel in Venice is the official opening of the celebrations of St. Mark's Square. The Maria of the Carnival 2021 will accomplish the historic solo (flight) from St Mark's Bell Tower. Later watch the best mask contest. Take it to the next level by participating in the competition.
This is the night that make dreams come true witnessing and fulfilling fantasy. You will have 3 ball packages to choose between, 190, 500 or 1500 euro. Fleace will be attending the The official carnival dinner and show is not simply a dinner. It's an exclusive experience where the pleasure of palate and party come together. The question for the evening is will not be who you are BUT who you will be behind the mask. The 3 ball choices will be sent to you by email with links to purchase your ticket.
Of course, you do not have to participate in any of the Balls. Evening suggestion will be given to those not attending a Ball for the evening.
Day 5:, February 20th: After breakfast, today is your free day to enjoy Venice at your own pace. Get lost among all the festivities or explore more parts of the city. Do not forgot to buy your Venetian glass to ship back home.
Verona and Florence
Day 6, February 21th: Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Early morning say goodbye Venice and hello Verona. Time has been particularly generous with Verona. Its walls are among the best preserved in all of Europe and, even today, they allow you to see with your own eyes “an excellent example of a fortified city” (with these words UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site). Due to its importance for the northern region of Italy, Verona was called “little Rome” (Piccola Roma) in the Roman Empire – probably one of the reasons for the impressive Roman amphitheatre in the city. You will spend the day wandering the well preserved medieval streets while visiting sights including the Arena di Verona, which dates to 30 A.D, the Palazzi Scaligeri – a brick palace erected to accommodate the medieval rulers of Verona – the Scaliger Family, and Juliet’s House and stand on her balcony from where she ached for her beloved Romeo. Touching the right breast of Juliet’s statue will bring you good luck in love.
Day 7, February 22th: Start your day with a walking tour of Florence, where you will see the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria and Porcellino the legendary bronze fountain of a boar. Rubbing his nose ensures your return to Florence. No trip to Florence is complete without leather shopping. Follow Fleace to some of her favorite smaller boutiques for unique pieces and vintage gems.
Day 8, , February 23th:: Today we head to Pisa, home of the famous leaning tower in piazza dei Miracles ( Square of Miracles), visit the Duomo (the Cathedral), the Baptistery and learn about the Campo Santo (the monumental cemetery).
Day 9, February 24th:Today is your free day. Spend the day at your own pace at the Italian designers outlet center. or book the option day in beautiful Tuscan country side at a wine tasting. Wine and Olive Oil are the essences and the two kings of Tuscan food and wine culture. There is no Tuscan recipe that doesn't include olive oil in its preparation. You will all the secrets of the production of Wine and Olive Oil while visiting a winery in the Chianti Wine region.
Day February 24th: Transfer to the Florence airport at 6:30am. If you flight is later, you can take a taxi and we can help arrange for a private car service. If you would like to spend more time in Florence, store you luggage at the train station and take an later afternoon or evening flight.
3 Star Hotel
Ground Package $2683
Per-Person Based on Double Occupancy / Single add $985
(No travel buddy? No problem! A roommate can be assigned)
Ground Package Includes:
Group airport transfers (to arrive in Venice Marco Polo Airport 11:00 am on the 17th), welcome lunch, accommodations, walking tours, museum visit, boat party, pub crawl, visit to designer outlet center, day trips to Pisa and Verona along with a few Globalnista surprises along the way.
Monthly payment plan available
for a one-time $49 set-up and processing fee.
Everyone on the monthly payment plan must
be paid in full 45 days prior to departure.
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