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This year, the month of March offers Venice a relatively peaceful time. Although the influx of tourists never completely stops, the calendar at this time of year means that there is a long break between the festivities of Carnival (which ended on 28 February) and the Easter celebrations, which fall in April in this year. This could be a good time to enjoy a less crowded Venice, enhanced by longer days and a milder climate. In fact, if everything goes according to plan and the weather is on your side, you will find yourself enjoying a city that is so beautiful that you'll have the impression of being permanently on a film set.
You can limit yourself to enjoying the marvels that nature and onethousand-five-hundred years of history have put together for you or, you can opt for a more organized itinerary and have fun discovering all the views, squares, streets and canals that have been used as movie
locations. If you choose the latter, we have already done some of the work for you. This month's Focus offers an overview of the feature films shot in these places. Test your knowledge and have fun seeing how many titles you remember!
As spring approaches, sailing to the islands becomes an even greater pleasure. Don't miss a visit to Murano, Burano and Torcello, three destinations associated with Venetian craftsmanship: glass, lace and an absolutely fabulous gastronomic experience await you only 30-minutes away by vaporetto.
Finally, keep an eye out for unplanned happenings (also listed on our website). As with most Italian cities, Venice loves organizing spur-of-themoment festivities to welcome spring.
WHAT A TOURIST! Angelina Jolie lived in Venice for several months while shooting ‘The Tourist'. In order to have a ‘little privacy', she rented the entire Palazzo Mocenigo where she stayed with her children and Brad Pitt. Ah…those were the days!