The Venice Carnival 2020

Schedule and Tickets

VENICE, CARNIVAL, MAGIC!
The Venice Carnival: February 8- 25 2020

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.

 

2020, February 8-25

Minuetto at the Ridotto

Hotel Monaco
2020 February 8

Festa Veneziana on the Water - Water Parade
2020 February 9

Romantic Chocolate
Hotel Splendid Venice
2020 February 14

Sacred and Profane Love
Hotel Heureka
2020 February 14

Festa delle Marie - The Parade
2020 February 15

The Minuetto
Hotel Danieli
2020 February 15

Mestre Carnival Street Show
2020 February 15

Carnival Extravaganza
Hotel Monaco
2020 February 15

The Flight of the Angel
2020 February 16

Cotillon At Palazzo
Hotel Monaco
2020 February 16

Dancing Chocolate
Hotel Splendid Venice
2020 February 19

Best Mask Contest - Grand Final Qualifiers
2020 February 20

Ballo Tiepolo
Palazzo Pisani Moretta
2020 February 20

Carnival in Burano
2020 February 20

Best Mask Contest - Grand Final Qulifiers
2020 February 21

The Santa Chiara Glass Slippers Masquerade Ball
The Galss Cathedral - Santa Chiara
2020 February 21

Best Mask Contest - Grand Final Qualifiers
2020 February 22

Grand Ball 'La Fenice"
Teatro La Fenice
2020 February 22

Flight of the Donkey
2020 February 23

Gran Ballo Mascheranda
Palazzo Pisani Moretta
2020 February 23

The Eagle Flight
2020 February 23

Best Mask Contest - Daily Contest
2020 February 24

Best Mask Contest - Kid's Edition
2020 February 24

Best Mask Contest - Daily Contest
2020 February 25

The Festa delle Marie 2020 - Award Ceremony
2020 February 25

The "Svolo del Leon"
2020 February 25