The Carnival of Venice is one of the most ancient and charming venetian feasts. Rooted in the history and tradition of Venice, the Carnival is the most famous feast of Venice and it’s considered by venetians and its hundreds of thousands of guests as an event not to be missed! It’s a voyage of discovery into a fantastic and mysterious world, made of music, theatre, games and magic, where people from all over the world can experience the jokes, the masks and the mystery of playing hide and seek!
Thanks to its mix of transgression, art, and fun, today the Carnival of Venice is considered as an event not to be missed. The Municipality choose every year a central idea taken from various cultural or show-biz themes.
Several events take place throughout the city, from Carnival feasts and masked balls in private palaces to people in masks who happily invade streets and squares in search of fun… It’s possible to see every kind of costume, from 18th century noblewomen to the most inventive and creative modern costumes!
The heart of Carnival is Saint Mark’s Square, with its huge stage for concerts and shows, but also the city’s other main squares act as perfect stages for masks who wish to become, at least for a few hours a year, the protagonists of another life.