Carnival of Venice, best tours and attractions
The Carnival of Venice is one of the most appreciated costume parties of the world, as well as one of those with the most ancient origins, which dates...
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Buy on Musement your Venice Carnival 2018: Ballo Tiepolo® Grand Ball with Michelin starred dinner in a historic palace.
Buy on Musement your Venice Carnival 2018: masked ball with gala dinner.
Buy on Musement your Venice Carnival Extravaganza 2018: masked ball with dinner show.
Buy on Musement your Closing ball of the Venice Carnival 2018: Last Waltz in Venice.
Buy on Musement your Venice Carnival 2018: minuetto dance with gala dinner at the Ridotto.
Buy on Musement your Venice Carnival 2018: dancing chocolate. Enjoy this amusing dance class.
Create your Venice Carnival mask: join this course. Learn the ancient technique of making a Venetian papier-mâché mask and keep your own mask as souvenir.
Book your courtesan dream carnival ball with Musement. Live the life of a courtesan at this unconventional Venetian ball
Book your Venetian masked ball with Musement. Visit the Carnival in Love Grand Ball where you can dress in Venetian masks and period costume
Buy your Venice Carnival 2018 dance lesson in costume in a noble Venetian palace. Enjoy an afternoon of dances and hot chocolate at Palazzo Dandolo.
Book your carnival casanova cocktail party with Musement. Drink processo, eat cicchetti and watch minuet dancing on this unforgettable carnival night
Buy your Venetian Craftsmen Workshop with Musement with our price match guarantee. See the best Carnival Masks, Food and Glass of Venice!
Buy your Gondola ride experience. Enter the breathtaking Canal Grande!
Get skip-the-line tickets to the St Mark's SquareMuseums in Venice. Visit Doge's Palace, Correr Museum, National Archaeological Museum and Biblioteca Marciana with 1 pass.
Buy your Doge's Palace skip-the-line tour in Venice with Musement. Visit the Palazzo Ducale, the seat of the Venetian political power, avoiding queues with our tickets.
Join the guided visit of the exhibition "Damien Hirst. Theasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable" at Punta della Dogana and Palazzo Grassi in Venice.
The inside story
The Carnival of Venice is one of the most appreciated costume parties of the world, as well as one of those with the most ancient origins, which dates back to the Middle Ages. In addition to being an event of the tradition of the "Serenissima", the modern Carnival every year attracts large numbers of tourists, who compete to buy tickets to watch the shows of the Grand Theatre of Piazza San Marco. Around the square are held great historical and artistic exclusive events, where elegance and style are melted in the transgression.
One of the most awaited events is definitely the famous Angel Flight, which takes place at the stroke of midday on the first Sunday of celebration and decreed the official start of the Carnival: a secret guest takes bravely flight from the Bell Tower and halfway throws confetti and other small gifts on the crowd. Other important events are the historic parade of the Doge, the arrival of the procession of the Feast of Marie and the Dance of the Serenissima.