Why is Venice Italy Carnival special?
A mix of Tradition, History & Entertainment. I will tell you Everything about it...

I'll tell you all about it... Why do they wear masks during the Venice Italy Carnival? What is the history of this party? What activities are there during the Carnival in Venice?

I will tell you everything on this page. But first... When is Carnival?

  • In 2023, the carnival will be from February 4 to February 21, 2023

February 4th is the opening ceremony. During the event, prices go up, and Venice is bustling! The beauty of a Venice Winter I can't describe with words. And above all, the Venice events during the winter are a pleasant experience... 

But, now the...

...The activity's during Venice Italy Carnival

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PARTYUM - The New Age of Carnival  Venice 2023

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VANESIA - NARCISA - VIZIOSA

  • Palazzo Ca' Bernardo, 10,11 & 12 February 2023
  • Palazzo Contarini Polignac, 17, 18 & 19 February 2023

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What a great experience! The above video is of PARTYUM The New Age Carnival in Venice 2023. It accompanies its three muses to the most exclusive events of the legendary Venetian Carnival. Wearing the mask cancels any difference in gender and social class...

The Venice Carnival is the most appreciated and famous in the world, which captivates travelers from every part of the planet with its unique atmospheres, costumes with the charm of other times, and a centuries-old tradition.

Location & Date: Palazzo Ca' Bernardo 10,11 & February 12, 2023. How do I book? Get invited by clicking on their page 'Richiedi Invito' and sending an email.

But imagine; Go along with the other Venetian and have your costume. You will get dressed up in your rental apartment, and after party time, it is lovely coming home to your apartment. Reserve an apartment in Venice >

Luxury and excellence for these 3 PARTYUM significant events in the lagoon. The events are an authentic triumph of colors, folklore, and tradition, a remarkable succession of masks, costumes, and characters rocking and reflecting plays of light and color on the magical waters of the Grand Canal.

​SCHEDULE:

  • On February 10, 2023, VANESIA comes to life, praising vanity in all its forms.
  • On February 11, 2023, is the turn of NARCISA, an idea of grandeur that springs from an innate need for admiration.
  • On February 12, 2023, where intrigue will be the absolute protagonist, VIZIOSA comes to life, the most Venetian evening ever proposed to date... mischievous and libertine closely linked to the carnival tradition of the lagoon.

Are you looking for other events during the carnival? Book a Carnival tour, for example.

This event will be real entertainment, with actors exploring the city, and you will get a taste of Carnival History. Another fun activity is to make and paint a natural mask during the carnival. 

Enjoying the event, but why you are celebrating if you don't know the... 

...History of the Venice Italy Carnival

Venice Italy Carnival history

Carnival in Venice is the largest and most important Venetian festival. A mix of tradition, history, and entertainment in a unique city. It is a festival that attracts thousands of people from all around the world.

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The Carnival is ancient and celebrates the transition from winter to spring. The start of the Carnival in Venice dates back to 1296. Venice was a republic at that time, and a city member established a feast to celebrate the beginning of the spring. During the reign of Napoleon, the Carnival stopped. After a break of almost two centuries, the Carnival tradition is luckily in full bloom. Every year it is more memorable. Set by commerce to create a peak in the low season regarding tourism.

Since 1980, the Carnival has taken place every year. And with success! The event will be held for 12 days and ends 40 days before Easter. The Venice Italy Carnival is held during the months of February or March. A period where everything is possible.

Be sure to visit once in a lifetime the Carnival in Venice! See which Venice hotels are available during the Carnaval. 

The city has many events or festivals, so keep in touch with my site… I want to go, but what about the masks? Read more about...

...Why are there Venetian Carnival masks? 

In general, people are wearing during the carnival a costume with a cloak and a mask. On the squares and streets, many performers entertain the tourists. In this article I'll tell you everything you need to know about Venice masks.

There is not much left of the historic traditional Carnival in Venice. Now there is entertainment for young and old, geared to the international audience. But, hidden in some Venetian buildings, you can still find authentic Venetian performances for locals Venetian. This fantastic local opportunity is as it once was. There are three different exclusive carnival events. Go to PARTYUM - The New Age of Carnival in Venice 2023

Just send an email to get invited. A must-visit if you ask me…

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The Public Holidays in Venice Italy

Stay in Venice Italy

Always handy to know! It would be best if you took notice of the public holidays in Venice. The vaporetto service has a different schedule, and some shops are closed. But, mostly, the museums are all open.

  • January 1: New Year's Day
  • January 6: Festival Epifania
  • April: Easter Monday
  • April 25: Liberty day and Saint Mark's Day
  • May 1: Labor Day
  • June 2: Republic Day
  • August 15: Assumption of the Virgin Mary ( Ferragosto )
  • November 1: All Saints day
  • December 8: Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • December 25 and 26: Christmas and St. Stephen's Day
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