The time has come to take back the cobbles, the castles, the cathedrals, the architecture and art, in fact anything that's even had a brush with a pair of Rohan convertible chinos in the past decade is now fair game. Because if there's one thing tourists like even less than trousers that don't turn into shorts, it's winter.
Something very special that happens every year without fail and without any doom nor gloom, just plenty of elegance, colour and tradition. It is the event of the year in Venice's calendar and it explains why you'll find rows and rows of masks in the souvenir shops and how you will find the magic of Venice is still alive.
Most people when they think of taking a responsible/eco/green holiday immediately think it has to be in the countryside, not the city, but that just isn't true. Cities have the same challenges with the environment and local communities as the countryside does.... You can have a great holiday anywhere in the world that is also a responsible holiday.