Why is the Venice Italy Carnival special?
A mix of Tradition, History, and entertainment. I'll tell you all about it...

Why do they wear masks during the Venice Italy Carnival? What is the history of this event? What activities are there during the Carnival in Venice?

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

  • in 2024, the Carnival will be from February 3 to February 13, 2024
  • The unofficial start in 2024 will be 1 week earlier with an opening ceremony. 


  1. ...The activity's during Venice Italy Carnival
  2. ...History of the Venice Carnival
  3. ...Why are there Venetian Carnival masks?
  4. Search for more events during Venice Carnival
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...The activity's during Venice Italy Carnival

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... 

What a great experience! During the Carnival in Venice, there are 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.

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 >

Are you joining a Carnival event in Venice? The possibilities 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.

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

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.

- Tip - Check out which Venice hotels are available during the Carnival. Already compare your flight to Venice for the Carnival. So, search which hotels in Venice are available early during the Venice Italy Carnival.

Venice Italy Carnival history

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 takes 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.
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There are also other events during winter. Read everything about this Winter season... 

For example, New Year's Eve in Venice will take place for a significant part at the Piazza San Marco in Venice's heart. Here is the city's countdown. How fortunate you can be there during the New Year.

Another significant event in Venice is the Biennale. Here, you can read the essential points about the Venice Biennale, art, and architecture. The Venice Biennale is an international event in Venice. It is an event where art and architecture are from worldwide. The Biënnale precedes the carnival during the summer months from May to November. Again, this art gallery is an international art event.

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...Why are there Venetian Carnival masks? 

In general, people wear 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. 

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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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