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Jan 24, 2019


The Serenissima’s water parade is a kaleidoscope of sounds and colours!

At any time of the year, our Palazzo Ca’nova Borsato apartment offers a breathtaking view of the Serenissima’s Grand Canal. But during the world-famous Carnival, this view becomes nothing less than spellbinding. The above is a snapshot I took last year of the Venetian Rowing Association water parade, which I watched right from the Borsato apartment’s window.

The 2019 edition of the Venice Carnival will be launched on February 16, and extend over 18 colourful and boisterous days until Shrove Tuesday, on March 5. The beautiful water parade on the Grand Canal will be starting at 11 AM on Sunday, February 17. In other words, should you happen to be staying in our Borsato apartment, you’ll be able to party the night before, have a long lie in, and then watch the dazzling spectacle in your pyjamas while sipping a cappuccino or, why not, a glass of champagne!


Katharina's Italy