I’m often asked what I think are the “must-dos” for lovers of Italy, so I’ll be counting down 50 items on an Italian “Bucket List” – please tell me what’s on yours!
47. Go to Venice’s Carnevale.
Imagine Canaletto’s image of Piazza San Marco filled with haunting masks and elegant black capes – you won’t have to if you go to Venice’s Carnevale. I was there as a student, and the entire city transformed into a glorious stage as costumed Venetians celebrated this ancient religious festival.