In the Year of the Expo, the Theme For The Upcoming Carnival of Venice 2015 Will be About "Good Taste”

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Select Italy Travel invites to plan early and offers a full variety of accommodations, tours, and services to experience “Il Carnevale di Venezia” at its best

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We suggest that attendees start planning now and that they look for exclusive, behind-the-scenes travel services, to avoid the major crowds and gain an authentic experience

The 2015 edition of the Carnival of Venice will take place from January 31st to February 17th, and the theme is all about “The triumph of flavors, exquisite tastes and the pleasure of good food, wine, and conviviality,” an homage to the Expo of Milan and its theme of “Feeding the planet, energy for life” (May 1st - October 31st).

Select Italy (http://selectitaly.com), the web-based boutique travel company specialized in travel to Italy is offering a wide range of services for those traveling to Italy for the event, from accommodations to guided tours, and from transportation -- like airport shuttles, gondola rides or water taxis -- to cooking classes or wine tastings. The conjuction with the world's fair in Milan makes the 2015 edition of the Carnival one of the most anticipated events of the year in Italy.

“This event is one of the largest annual events in Italy, and with its ties to the food-themed Expo of Milan, it will be extraordinary this year,” says Martina Zuccarello, Director of Food and Wine Lifestyle Representation at Select Italy, “We suggest that attendees start planning now and that they look for exclusive, behind-the-scenes travel services, such as the Insights in the the Real Venice Tour or a cooking class, to avoid the major crowds and gain an authentic experience of Venice’s historic tradition.”

To enhance the Venetian Carnival tradition, the 2015 theme, and experience the less popular but real side of the city, Select Italy suggests three Carnival-themed services: join an exclusive mask-crafting workshop to learn from skilled artisans how to create a Venetian mask; then taste the foodie theme of 2015 by l earning how to cook a Venetian meal; and finally explore the less crowded sites with the “i nsights into the ‘real’ Venice” small group tour.

The Carnival of Venice is one of the most popular and ancient festivals in the world, with its first occurrence dating back to 1094. The highlights of the 2015 program are:
Saturday January 31: Venetian Festival in the Cannaregio district
Saturday February 7: Opening of Gran Teatro of Piazza San Marco and Festa delle Marie
Sunday February 8: Flight of the Angel in Piazza San Marco
Sunday February 15: Final competition of the most beautiful mask of the Carnival
Tuesday February 17: Mardi Gras grand finale and Flight of the Lion

For further information about Select Italy’s services visit selectitaly.com, or to schedule an interview with Select Italy’s Food and Wine Specialist, Martina Zuccarello, send an e-mail to pr(at)selectitaly(dot)com

About Select Italy
Select Italy® is The Ultimate Source for Travel to Italy® and offers a wide array of superior Italian travel products and services, including customized itineraries, state-of-the-art tours and packages, wedding/honeymoon trips, unique culinary classes, a complete pre-departure ticketing service for museums and musical events, private guided services, yacht charters, transportation, hotel reservations, villa bookings and more. Through a vast network of suppliers and cultural contacts, anything and everything you need for optimum travel to Italy is possible with Select Italy. Based in Chicago with an office in New York and Shanghai and support staff in Italy, the company has expanded its offerings and travel services to the Balkans with the launch of Select Croatia®.

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