The Venice Carnival 2019

Schedule and Tickets


VENICE, CARNIVAL, MAGIC!

The Venice Carnival: February 23- March 5, 2019

Venice is a magical city, and at no time is this more true than during the two weeks leading up to Mardi Gras, when the historical city celebrates the Carnival of Venice, a tradition first recorded over 700 years ago. Ordinary Venice is exciting, but Venice during the Carnival is spellbinding, with a historically rich mixture of performance and dining, and, of course the magnificent costumes, including the extravagant masks for which Venice is so famous. If you have never had a romantic encounter in Venice, perhaps you will have an opportunity to learn why countless generations of impassioned lovers have exclaimed that romance in Venice is the best romance there is.

Imagine, for the entire Carnival the streets are filled with celebrants dressed in luxurious, festive garb; experiencing Venice during the Carnival is like stepping back in time, with no modern buildings to spoil the illusion. One can wander the streets, taking in the costumes and street performances, or attend an evening party, an opera or concert, in one of the palaces or hotels accustomed to hosting royalty. All of an evening you might experience walking up the stairs of a candlelit palace, expecting Casanova to make his advances; enjoying cocktails over the glimmering Grand Canal, abandoning your senses to pleasure; all while revealing your true identity only to carefully chosen intimates. After all this extravagance perhaps your night is completed by a mysterious, romantic, moonlight tryst, leaving you entranced and breathless, ready to meet the whole experience again the following day.

 

Festa Veneziana on the water
Venezia
2019 February 17

Mestre Carnival Street Show
Mestre
2019 February 23

Dinner and Ball
Venezia
2019 February 23

The Flight of the Angel
Venezia
2019 February 24

Best Mask Contest - Daily Contest
Venezia
2019 February 24

Best Mask Contest - Grand Finale Qualifiers
Venezia
2019 February 28

Carnival in Burano
Burano
2019 February 28

The Eagle "flight"
Venezia
2019 March 3

Flight of the Donkey
Mestre
2019 March 3

Best Mask Contest
Venezia
2019 March 3

Best Mask Contest - Kid's Edition
Venezia
2019 March 4


 

COSTUMES
Carnival Events have limited availability and have a costume dress code.
Costumes can be rented for the day or purchased.  An appointment is necessary to reserve your costume in advance. Click here for more info.