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Where to Celebrate the Carnival of Venice? Find Out Here

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The annual Carnival of Venice welcomes thousands of revelers in elaborate masks and historical costumes for parades, performances, and grand balls.

Here are sites tied to the festivities recommended by Local Guides — people who share their knowledge about places on Google Maps.

St. Mark’s Square

St. Mark's Square at venice, Italy - Celebrate the Carnival of Venice
St. Mark’s Square at venice, Italy
St. Mark's Square at venice carnival, Italy
Photo credit: Costantino Conti, google map

St. Mark’s Square is Plaza in Venice, Italy. This is the center of Carnival festivities, this iconic square hosts the opening ceremony, called Flight of the Angel, plus a parade, daily costume contests, and other revelries.

Local Guides say:

“Iconic. The most famous square in Venice, crowded during the day, magical and mysterious at night. It gets even more unique during Carnival.”
Daniele Toninato

Venetian Arsenal

Venetian Arsenal at Venice, Italy
Venetian Arsenal at Venice, Italy – wikimedia.org

Fireworks and other events often take place at Venetian Arsenal,  Byzantine shipyard founded in 1104.

Local Guides say:

“One of the endless wonders of Venice. From here began one of the most important missions of European history, which led to the victory at the Battle of Lepanto. Every corner is full of history and stories.”
Luigi Arbia

Canale di Cannaregio

Canale di Cannaregio at Venice, Italy
Canale di Cannaregio at Venice, Italy – Photo credit: ernerock, google map

Onlookers line this canal for a nighttime Carnival boat parade featuring wildly decorated vessels, lights, and performances.

Local Guides say:

“The less touristy and more romantic Venice. A quiet place to walk around and enjoy local cuisine in places frequented by residents… Do not say it too loud otherwise tourists will come here too!”
Roberto Cavallarin

Ca’ Macana

Ca' Macana at Venice, Italy
Ca’ Macana at Venice, Italy – Photo credit: Sr. Maria Louise Edwards, Google map

Ca’ Macana, a Craft Store in Venice. One of the city’s oldest mask sellers offers a vast range of Carnival faces and workshops for making your own.

Local Guides say:

“They pride themselves on making traditional Venetian masks out of paper, which is all handmade in the shop (or near it).”
Ben Helstad

Atelier Marega

Atelier Marega at Venice, Italy
Atelier Marega at Venice, Italy – Photo credit: Kuhn Isabelle, google map

This is one of many refined shops that rent ornate period costumes and masks.

Local Guides say:

“Beautiful masks and costumes, also custom workshops that will guide you step by step through creating your own mask.”
Evelina Scarpa

Venice Casino

Venice Casino In Venice, Italy
Venice Casino In Venice, Italy – Photo credit: Sabrina Franceschini, google map
Venice Casino In Italy
Venice Casino In Italy

An elaborate costume ball and dinner takes place in the grand rooms of this 15th-century palace, which is now home to the Venice Casino.

Local Guides say:

“While in this old building, you feel like a resident of past centuries: with its heavy velvet curtains, oil paintings, and crystal chandeliers.”
Юлия Корж

Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro

Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro in Venice, Italy
Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro in Venice, Italy – booking.com

Costume balls and other Carnival events are held at this elegant 15th-century palazzo, which is also a hotel.

Local Guides say:

“This place is a little bit magic.”
Anne Orduna

Piazza Ferretto

Piazza Ferretto in Venice, Italy
Piazza Ferretto in Venice, Italy – Photo credit: Mario, google map

This square, with its 13th-century clocktower, hosts a parody of the inaugural Flight of the Angel called the Flight of the Donkey, featuring acrobats and animals.

Local Guides say:

“Very pretty square surrounded by graceful arcades where you can find interesting shops.”
Rosa Tripodi

Caffè Florian

Caffè Florian in Venice, Italy
Caffè Florian in Venice, Italy – Photo credit: Michael Nk, google map

Considered the world’s oldest continually-operating coffee house, this elegant St. Mark’s cafe is the quintessential place to snag a seat and a sip while watching costumed crowds parade by.

Local Guides say:

“You come here for the romantic experience. The outdoor jazz, with the backdrop of the piazza and the rich history of Caffè Florian, is an experience of a lifetime.”
Michael Chai

Tonolo Pastry

Tonolo Pastry in Venice, Italy
Tonolo Pastry in Venice, Italy – Photo credit: Eugene Ho, google map

This tiny corner pasticceria is one of the most famous sellers of frittelle, a fried pastry only available during Carnival.

Local Guides say:

“One of the most well-stocked pastry shops in Venice in quantity and quality, not to be missed especially during Carnival.”
Samuele Xompero

Cantina Do Mori

Cantina Do Mori in Venice, Italy
Cantina Do Mori in Venice, Italy – Photo credit: Peter Au, google map

Roaming from bacaro (wine bar) to bacaro sampling wines and chichetti (snacks) is a classic way of enjoying the city, and this circa-1462 venue is a legendary stop.

Local Guides say:

“We learned about and sampled all the different types of local Venetian food; it all tasted amazing! … If you like dark rooms with a homey and wooden feel, you must pop in for cicchetti.”
Matt Turnbull

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