Venice is delightful at all times. Yes, Carnival is a lot of fun, especially if you bring your own costume, and if you reserve your lodgings ahead of time.
You can be as elegant and extravagant, or as simple and funny as you wish ! But make sure you have warm underwear as it can be cold some days.
Venice is however much more than the touristic postcard sold worldwide.
It is an amazing symbol of resilience.
A place born in the middle of marshes where people escaped from the barbarians.
A place made of 100 and plus tiny islands that thrived and became a powerful city-state.
An exquisitally beautiful place that literally floats between water and sky.
A trompe l'oeil place par excellence, where huge, somptuous, heavy churches and palaces are actually much lighter than one could think, as they are built in bricks and covered with marble.
An amazing architectural town, with ingenious handling of natural challenges
A place of human scale, totally devoid of cars, mopeds or bikes, which translates into serenity and absolutely no noise pollution!
The Serenissima is indeed serene : you can hear birds singing, kids laughing, breeze whispering in the trees!
Yes, a few areas are very touristic and crowded, but there are many others that are quietly unknown and delightful!