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Venice, Italy Travel Guide

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Aqualandia (Waterpark)

Just an hour’s drive from St. Mark’s Square, this is a slice of the Caribbean in the middle of Europe. Ride the heart-pumping Spacemaker, a 3- to 4-person raft that soars nearly 13 stories high, making it the highest raft ride in the world!

Via Michelangelo Buonarroti, 15 - 30016 Lido di Jesolo, Venice, Italy

 
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Carnival

Carnival is an annual festival held in Venice. The masquerade party lasts 2 weeks, ending on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, when Lent begins for many. Bring a unique Venetian mask home as a souvenir.

Venice, Italy

 
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Enoiteca Mascareta

Tucked in an alley off St. Mark's Square, this restaurant is known for its Venetian risotto and amusing chef Mauro Lorenzon, who entertains guests during their meal.

Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa 5183, 30122 Venice, Italy

 
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Ferrari Tour in Le Marche

Explore Italy’s best-kept secret -- Le Marche -- in style. Rent a classic Ferrari to explore the ancient villages and wineries on the 350-mile drive from the town of Rimini down to Bari. And rent a driver, too, so you can enjoy the wine.

Rimini, Province of Rimini Italy

 
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Fortino Napoleonico

This romantic restaurant on the Portonovo Bay is known for its amazing views and traditional seafood dishes from the Marche region. Be sure to try the locals’ favorite -- stuffed mussels.

Via Poggio, 166, 60129 Portonovo Province of Ancona, Italy

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Helicopter Ride to Tremiti Islands

Take a short helicopter ride from the southern Italian city of Foggia to the Tremiti Islands, off Italy’s southeast coast. The islands’ crystal-clear waters have helped make them a vacation hot spot for Italy’s elite.

Via F. Baracca, 56 48022 Lugo di Romagna, Italy

 
Sleep
Hotel Cipriani

A celeb favorite since it opened in 1958, Hotel Cipriani takes luxury to a whole new level. Stay in the glass-enclosed 2-bedroom Palladio Suite with a 24-hour standby butler. Plus, enjoy your own private boat with driver.

Giudecca 10 30133 Venice, Italy

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Hotel Danieli

Steps away from St. Mark’s Square, this is where royalty and rock stars stay. The 1600-square-foot Doge Dandolo Royal Suite is top-of-the-line, with 3 private balconies and a view of the Grand Canal. Starting price: a mere $13,000 a night.

Riva degli Schiavoni 4196, 30122 Venice, Italy

 

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