The Venice 2017 Carnival (the Carnevale) will take place from February 11 to February 28, so you still have time to thoroughly prepare for it. Anyone can take part in the carnival, you just need to buy a mask and embark on a procession in Venice!
The festival starts on St. Mark's Square. The program includes a carnival, street theater performances, water parade on the Grand Canal, and beauty pageants, where the city will choose the most beautiful girl in the town.
You can join the carnival at any time. The carnival in Venice is a bright event you will never forget and will talk about it to all your friends and acquaintances for a long time.
Tips and hints: you can win the costume contest, if you want. Costumes are divided into historical and specific. You can dress up like the king, or hero from comics — the main thing that it must be unusual, conspicuous and consistent costume. Costume contest takes place at the La Fenice Theatre for 2-3 days before the end of the carnival. You can buy tickets at the box office at the theater, or to see everything for free standing a short distance from the scene (it is in the open air).
Prices: participation is free, you just need to buy a mask (from €5). You can buy a mask in any shop in Venice. Even cheap masks for €5 can be unusual ;-)
Listen to performance of Vivaldi's music in the church next to the orphanage, where this great Venetian composer worked.How much: from 28 euros13The church of Santa Maria della Pietà
Take a walk through the most famous bridge in Venice, which has become its identification mark!How much: free35Rialto Bridge
Best martini, according to Hemingway, is in Harry's Bar, and you should try this strong drink.How much: from 20 euros16Harry’s Bar
Climb the bell tower of the St. Mark's Basilica, and see the best bird's eye view of Venice!How much: from 8 euros31St. Mark's Campanile
Bring your loved ones the main souvenir of Venice — Murano glass.How much: from 15 euros17Murano Island
Get out of a tangled Borges Labyrinth, find out about the existence of parallel realities, and unravel the mysteries of Time!How much: from 10 euros18The Borges Labyrinth
Enjoy the taste of a cocktail-aperitif Spritz, that was the most favourite Ernest Hemingway and Francis Fitzgerald's beverage.How much: from 3 euros20Venice
See how the St. Mark's Basilica's silhouette appears on the background haze of sunset, Venice dons a new decoration and becomes Queen of the seas!How much: free20Riva degli Schiavoni
It is popular due to the special technology - burano lace is made from a single yarn and each product takes about three months of hard work.How much: from 100 euros11Burano island
Try the best Venetian sparkling wine - Prosecco, take cicchetti and plunge into the evening atmosphere in Venice.How much: from 14 euros19Venice
Venetian mask is one of the most brilliant souvenir that you can find in Venice.How much: price unknown16Venice
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