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The entire city of Venice transforms into an even more magical place during the mid-winter carnival celebrations. Highlights include Volo dell’Angelo ('flight of the angel'), when an angel flies on a zip-wire over St. Mark's Square and costumed...more
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It's February and Venice is alive with Carnevale. There are high spots like the Balls, the Grand opening and closing ceremonies - but I went with my camera to capture the spirit. People appear in full costume with/without masks as you wander through the streets...More
We went on the weekend with the Carnival opening. It was nice to see the people on the streets and we attended the opening canal parade. It was an incredible experience, would highly recommend it. I would recommend to get there a bit earlier, we...More
The Balls during Venice Carnival transports you to different times in history. The dresses, atmosphere, decor, food and beverage presentations , attractions and shows ... everything makes you have a unique experience filled with intense great sensations !!!
Total bucket list to experience hunters ;-)
I visited during the week and it was busy but not wild busy as on a weekend. The atmosphere is always good whether sunshine or rain. People go to dress up in all variety of costume and it's best to expect the unexpected. I did...More
I was a bit sceptical about travelling to Venice during the carnival. After only one minute at San Marco I changed my mind. The masks and costumes were amazing as well as mysterious. The City of Venice is the best spot for the masked people...More
Without knowing it, we found ourselves in Venice for the launch of Carnivale!
Locals and tourists alike don fabulous masks to walk the streets and there are many costumed revelers everywhere.
Many of the artisanal mask makers can be seen finishing their lovely items deep...More
Went the second time this year to the carnival of Venice. Last time, visited La Festa della Marie, which was really great. This time went on the first weekend of the carnival for La Festa Veneziana sull acqua. This is the more traditional event for...More
That was an experience for an life time . I have visited Venice on first week of Feb and on the first day it was raining badly .Still it didn't spoil the fun .I will say it was the best experience in all venice trip...More
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and
Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
You can do both but I have always bought in advance due to planning my budget. There are a variety of prices and to avoid water taxis on a night stay near where you wish to attend an event. Some start from 200 euros upwards... More
You can do both but I have always bought in advance due to planning my budget. There are a variety of prices and to avoid water taxis on a night stay near where you wish to attend an event. Some start from 200 euros upwards to the doges ball which is under 4000 euros including dress hire. Please factor in outfit hire from an atelier which is 300 euros or you may take your own outfit. There will be a dress code and if not dressed up may not let you in. I did go on parade in st marks square and the best dressed competition is free.
I am going soon for the second time this year. The party galleon cruise is 100 euros each & events will have a dress code to be in costume. They can be hired from an atelier at around 300 euros each. The Baglioni & danielli... More
I am going soon for the second time this year. The party galleon cruise is 100 euros each & events will have a dress code to be in costume. They can be hired from an atelier at around 300 euros each. The Baglioni & danielli do host events around 250 to 290 euros each. There is a glass slipper ball event to on murano island. Please see meeting Europe & search Venice events. There are dancing & chocolate events during the day about 130 euros - in costume. You can take a costume with you like I am as I dress make to save money.
As a different idea & bit of culture LA fenice opera house is showing barber of Seville with different price points. I paid 100 euros & got a nice seat & can go in nice elegant dress. There are a few free events best dressed competition st marks sq & people dress up to being on parade. Please see English entourage for Venice carnival & marki nice on Facebook. I hope that helps.