For twelve days every January, Venice, the city of lovers, becomes the biggest stage in the world. Tens of thousands of passionate enthusiasts descend to show off their costumes and party. Brigitte and Philippe have been working on their new costume for a year. They hope to be photographed for specialist magazines or, even better, for the city’s postcards. For many of the “disguised”, Carnival is the opportunity to “go wild”, living the life of another, a borrowed mystery character. Visit the luxurious private palaces, where the most sumptuous and eccentric parties are held; hear from the firemen and police officers, who are on maximum alert during the whole period. Venice carnival, like you’ve never seen it before.
For the Tizianos the family business is gondoliers, and it is a lucrative one at that. Countess Enrica on the other hand opens the gates and the kitchens of her palace to a few privileged wealthy tourists who want to see what happens behind those mysterious walls. And they aren’t the only ones profiting from the swarms of tourists here in historic Venice...More info
The amazing Tijuca Forest, the Carnival, the Sunday feijoadas in the favelas, the beaches, the night life and much more….. A fabulous, complete insider’s guide to Rio.More info