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Jan. 17th, 2013

Where to Stay in Venice for Carnival

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Carnival of Venice began small, as a series of celebrations in San Marco Square for a victory against Ulrico, the Patriarch of Aquileia, in 1162. Though the tradition died down a bit during the 18th century, it came back in a big way in 1979 when the Italian government decided to once again showcase the country's historical efforts and rich culture. This year, it starts on January 26 and ends on Mardi Gras, February 12, welcoming over three million tourists and locals to parade around in elaborate, themed costumes into all hours of the night. Both the masquerade balls and hotel rooms tend to sell out during this magical time, so we offered up our picks for the best luxury hotels in Venice to stay at during Carnival's 18 theatrical days.
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