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Venice Carnival

By Viator, February 2017

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Venice's annual Carnival is a celebration known for elaborate masks and costumes, street theater, and indulgence in the form of food and wine. Take full advantage of being in town during this special time of year (February 11–28) by booking a mask-making workshop, Carnival concert, or a ticket to a dinner theater performance. And be sure to stick around and explore all the rest that Venice has to offer, from St. Mark's Basilica to a gondola ride to wine tasting.

Insider Tips
  • If you really want to get into the Carnival spirit, buy or rent a traditional costume. If not, keep it simple with a classic Venetian mask.
  • Be sure to taste frittelle (fritole), a traditional sweet pastry only made during Carnival.
  • For the best people-watching (and costume-watching!), head to St. Mark's Square.
  • Carnival falls during winter in Venice, so prepare for chilly weather and a bit of rain with an average high of 46°F or 8°C in February.

Tours & Tickets

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Venice City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Discover the best that Venice has to offer with a 24-hour or 48-hour hop-on hop-off boat tour. See all the main sights from aboard an open-top boat. Cruise ...  Read more

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Duration: Flexible

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Venice Carnival Masks Demonstration, Venice, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Venice Carnival Masks Demonstration

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Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Interpreti Veneziani Concert in Venice Including Music Museum, Venice, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Interpreti Veneziani Concert in Venice Including Music Museum

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Cicchetti and Wine Tour of Venice’s Jewish Ghetto, Venice, Concerts & Special Events
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Cicchetti and Wine Tour of Venice’s Jewish Ghetto

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Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Skip The Line: St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Tours, Venice, Food Tours
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Skip The Line: St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Tours

4 star rating: Recommended 131 Reviews

Take advantage of the skip-the-line service on this 2-hour tour that gives you the exclusive opportunity to go back in time and discover two of the most ...  Read more

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Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes (approx.)

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Venetian Craftsmen Workshop Tour, Venice, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Venetian Craftsmen Workshop Tour

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Location: Venice, Italy
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Venice Evening Walking Tour: Food and Ghost Stories, Venice, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Venice Evening Walking Tour: Food and Ghost Stories

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Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Guided Excursion to Venice by Coach, Private Motorboat and Tour Guide, Lake Garda, Walking Tours
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Guided Excursion to Venice by Coach, Private Motorboat and Tour Guide

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Duration: 1 day (approx.)

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Private Mask Workshop in Venice, Venice, Full-day Tours
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Private Mask Workshop in Venice

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Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: Flexible

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Venice Food Tour: Cicchetti and Wine, Venice, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Venice Food Tour: Cicchetti and Wine

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Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $86.00

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