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5 Reasons to Go to Venice Carnival at Least Once in a Lifetime

The Venice Carnival takes place from around the middle of January to around the middle of February and ends with the celebration of Lent. History tells us that the carnival started in 1162 when the local population started to dance in the streets to celebrate a victory. It became official during the Renaissance and has changed over the centuries. Today, it is a giant party and one of the best times to visit Venice. St Mark’s Square is the center of all the carnival activities. We know you’ll appreciate a hotel near the Venice Carnival that has reduced rates. We think you’ll love to see and wear the distinctive and elaborate masks and costumes. After a beauty pageant of local beauties, the winner will represent the Volo dell’Angelo and zip line from the campanile in St Mark’s square. In the Arsenale, there are amazing pageants and re-enactments, and children get special entertainment and activities at the Kids’ Carnival. Expect street artists and live music going on throughout the city.

Venice and Venice Carnival – Not-to-be-Missed Highlights

The people with the most extraordinary costumes and masks will congregate in St Mark’s Square with the hope of getting a chance to compete in the best-costume competition and be photographed by journalists. To get the full experience of this amazing festival, you need to at least wear a mask if not a full costume. When buying a mask, make sure it is a genuine Venetian mask and not one imported from the Far East. Copies of famous or historical costumes are available in the locality for rent. We know you’ll enjoy seeing the hidden piazzas, famous bridges towers and architecture because the city is virtually unchanged for the past 600 years. It the most notable truly pedestrian city in the world and well worth the exertion. We can book your discounted hotel near the Venice Carnival action or slightly away if you want some more peace and quiet.

How to Arrive and Where to Stay for Venice Carnival

Venice is on a lagoon, and water plays a role in all transportation. If you arrive at Marco Polo Airport, you can take a bus to Piazzale Roma, and if your hotel is in the city, you’ll walk to it from the nearest waterbus jetty. Water taxi is the most comfortable way to arrive at your hotel for the carnival. You can find a water taxi departure point about a 10 – 15 minute walk from Marco Polo Airport. We can also book accommodation for the carnival on the mainland if you prefer. We offer discounts and promotions for a hotel near the Venice Carnival and on nearby islands. We recommend that we book your hotel for the carnival time at least six months in advance of the date you plan to arrive. It is best to be there on the weekends and the last week of the carnival. We can get you discounted prices on luxury or budget hotels for the Venice Carnival.

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