February is a very lovely month to visit Venice, not only for the carnival, but also for St. Valentine’s.
If you are in the city in these days, here there is a small but interesting guide to some of the activities you can do while visiting around.
Starting from the carnival, which is seen as one of the biggest traditions in the city, thanks to which tourists come from all over the world. The celebrations include masquerade balls and parades hold both on land and in the canals, as well as music, games food fairs and activities for the kids.
From December 4th to 23 there will be in Bolzano a meeting point for lovers of handmade gift ideas: the bazaar organized by the Center for Human Relations. it proposes the production and sale of embroidered textiles, works on silk, jewelry, works Ceramic and glass and much more. Open from 10 am to 7pm.
From the second Sunday of Advent young artisans from various Italian and foreign localities display their work. Here can be sold only objects made by hand without the use of machines. Are exposed leather, wool, glass or ceramic, wood instruments, drums, pictures, incense, wooden toys, rings, bracelets.
Foggia is the city of the old agricultural traditions. Destroyed by an earthquake in 1731 was then bombed during the Second World War because of strategic military posts located nearby the city.
It was quickly rebuilt in the ‘60s with a poor architectural result. Nevertheless, the main part of the medieval city survived with all its charm.
Not far from the city, an example of the unspoiled beauty of the region is offered by the Monte Gargano promontory. A tongue of land, and right on the tip of it the port city of Vieste with its medieval historic centre dominated by the Castle.
Milan is the second city of Italy in terms of population and represents the engine of the country’s economy. If fashion and finance are faces of this glamorous city, the historic buildings and art collections are its soul. With no doubts, Milan is the right place to be if you love shopping. It is home of fashion gurus such as Prada and Armani, but also smaller designers that filled in with their collections streets as Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga and Corso Venezia, all near the city-centre.
The town of Alghero is situated on a strip of land that juts out towards the sea. A promontory that seems born to accommodate an urban settlement. From the sea you can catch with their eyes the mighty fortress that surrounds it. The profile of homes is low, all are equally high. It’s possible to admire the bell tower of the cathedral of the city.
Coming from the land by road, landscape is very different organizations in a modern and strangely less regular organization and less distinctive. The city of Alghero was founded by the Doria family of Genoa in 1102. In the dialect, culture may still not grasp the cultural influences Catalan-Aragonese, who defeated the Genoese in 1353.