Buy luxury mask, choose an interesting costume - and conquer the Venice Carnival!
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.
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 ;-)
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).
More things to do in Venice
In Venice you should definitely try the Venetian cake, which is considered the forerunner of the pizza. 218
Order the favorite Venetian side dish - polenta, prepared according to old recipe.19
Attend Festa del Redentore
Attend the brightest festival, when all of Venice at night will be illuminated by hundreds of lights from the fireworks.FREE17
Rent a kayak and explore the most secret and hidden from the eyes of other travelers places in Venice! 12013
Try Prosciutto di Parma
The real prosciutto you can try only in Italy, eating it with melon, asparagus or white bread.17
Enjoy the taste of a cocktail-aperitif Spritz, that was the most favourite Ernest Hemingway and Francis Fitzgerald's beverage. 321
Do not forget to look in one of the quiet cafes, take an unusual type of ice cream, which is not available for sale in other cities around the world. 330
Know more things to do?
Share your ideas of what to do in Venice with other travellers — together we'll make our travellings more interesting!