Raise your glasses and loosen your corsets: Venice Carnevale offers an extra weekend of parties in 2011, extending the city's marathon pre-Lent celebrations to three weeks.
Holy Week in the epicentre of the Catholic Church is an exciting, and crowded, pilgrimage.
When in Rome, don’t shop in supermarkets or eat fast food. Dodge the tourists and do as Romans do: shop in delis and markets, drink artisan beers, eat the best pizza, gelato and the cucina of Rome’s top chefs.
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