Carnival Of Venice 2020 → Witness the (18 days) unique fest

Venice, Italy Start Date: 08/02/2020 End Date: 25/02/2020

Venice is most famously known for it’s canals.

But in February (8-25, 2020) the city features unique Venetian masks and a massive carnival.

Beyond doubt, you will be enchanted by the jubilee of the thousands of visitors and locals.

The Venice Carnival In Italy

Inundate yourself with the mystery, romance, and history of the world’s illustrious Carnival of Venice. The festival is  in one of the most enchanting and alluring cities in Italy. You will be nonstop fascinated by the breathtaking ancient architecture, dreamy canals, and timeless passageways.

During the carnival’s eighteen days from February 8 to February 25, 2020, the city’s beauty intensifies with the display of; traditional rituals, parades of exuberant costumes, masquerade balls, feasts, and be-masked odalisques throughout the city featuring the unique Venetian masks.

Another Carnival you might enjoy is the Carnival de Nice in France.

You will be enchanted by the jubilee of the thousands of visitors and locals that flock every year to Venice to participate in the festival’s unparalleled events such as the following:

carnival of venice Purple Mask
Venice Carnival Purple Mask

Carnival of Venice Key Events

 

The Grand Opening Festa Veneziana

Festa Veneziana,” is a show that promises to enchant your emotions with the array of costumes, Venetian masks, music, and rituals this magnificent city offers.

  • When? Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 6:00 pm in St. Mark’s square.

The Grand Opening continues with a water parade at the “Canal Grande.” Everyone will be delighted by the artistic boats parading the windy waters accompanied by alluring music.

  • When? Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 12:00 noon in the Grand Canal.

After the Grand Opening, the rest of the week enjoys the grand variety of activities in Venice such as historical sites, museums, and shopping this ancient city offers.

Beauty Queen Contest- “Festa delle Marie

Happening the second week of the Carnival of Venice this traditional parade and beauty queen contest features the twelve young Venetian ladies receiving spectacular jewels as their bridal dowry.

  • When? Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm in San Pietro di Castello.

 

Flight of the Angel – “Volo dell’Angelo

While awaiting for the flight of the Angel, witness the gorgeous parade enchanting the crowd with their magnificent rhythms, costumes and Venetian masks.  At noon, taking you back to the Serenissima period, the angel comes flying down a rope from the San Marco bell tower to meet the Doge and pay homage.

This ceremony is dazzling as the  procession wears their gallant traditional costumes. Everyone will be delighted by this historical Carnival of Venice re-enactment.

  • When? Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 12:00 pm in St. Mark’s square.

 

Bring your own Venetian Mask

The festivities continue all week long with costume contests and masquerade balls where everyone is welcome to participate. It is an amazing opportunity to be photographed and flaunt your extraordinary costumes and Venetian masks.  The conclusion of the carnival is marked by the following event:

Beautiful Venice Carnival Marks
Beautiful Venice Carnival Marks

 

The Final Act – “Leone di San Marco

The ritual of the immense lion canvas, the city’s symbol, waving up to the bell tower over the wowed eyes of the square audience signals the conclusion of the Venice carnival followed by a magnificent firework’s show that can be seen from almost in every spot in the city.

  • When? Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 3:00 pm.

 

3 Carnival of Venice Tips to Maximize Your Event

 

1○ Wear A Costume

The beauty of the carnival is that almost everyone parades the streets in their elaborate costumes, mostly ball gowns. Nevertheless, you can wear any costume you want.

2○ Wear A Venetian Mask

while in Venice you will find so many mask choices at every budget with the most popular:

The Bauta, Plague Doctor, and Colombina, just to name few.

3○ Plan Your Day Ahead

Check the daily activity program as it is not surprise that a new event can be added last minute.

 

The Best Time To Visit Venice Italy

The carnival of Venice is not a myth but a one of a kind surreal experience that will captivate all your senses. No doubt, this festivity will take you back in time of the glamourous life of the Venetians, a must experience for those adventurous lovers of tradition and romance.

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