Carnival of Venice 2025

The event starts at

22 February 2025


The event ends at

4 March 2025

Couple with Masks on the bridge in Venice during the Carnival days

The Carnival of Venice (Carnevale di Venezia) is an annual festival held in Venice, Italy.

This festival is well-known for its elaborate masks, street parties, carnival parades, balls and private parties.

The Carnival of Venice was most probably started from a victory of the Venice Republic against the Patriarch of Aquileia in 1162. In honour of this victory, the people started to dance and gather in St. Mark's Square.

It's known that under the rule of the Holy Roman Emperor Francis II, the carnival of Venice was forbidden and wearing masks became forbidden for the population in 1797.

After more than 180 years, the Carnival of Venice returned in 1979 and since then it was extremely famous – attracting 3 million visitors annually.

Carnival masks

Carnival masks have always been a distinctive feature of the Venetian carnival. Mask makers (Italian: mascherari) enjoyed a special position in society, with their own laws and their own guild.

These masks are usually made of leather or porcelain, with the addition of using the original glass technique as well. The original Venetian masks are usually simple in design and often have a symbolic and practical function.

There are several popular masks that are worn during the Venice Carnival, the most popular masks are the following: Bauta*, Plague Doctor Mask* (Medico Della Peste), Colombina* and Volto* (Larva).

Learn more about the Carnival of Venice

Here are the steps to plan your trip

1. Go to the official website and double check the event dates, prices and regulations.

2. Book hotel rooms in Venice available during the event. ⤵︎

Show the hotels on the Map
How to find best prices for hotels

2.1. Pick a hotel room by location and by price.

2.2. The search is done for 1 guest and the entire duration of the event. Click on the 'Filter', 'Guests', and 'Dates' buttons to adjust the search.

🏨 In the 'Filters' section, you can tell if you are looking for hotels or vacation homes. Here, you can filter the results by stars, review ratings, and budget.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 In this section, you can specify the number of guests (adults and children) and the number of rooms you want to book.

📆 Finally, you can change the date of your stay.

2.3. Save more money! Some hotel rooms are provided by multiple hotel booking websites. You will see them on the top of the hotel room details when you hover the mouse over the room. Be it, Expedia, Trivago, Opodo, or other providers, select the best price provider for the room during the chosen period.

2.4. If hotel rooms are not available around the event location, you can zoom out or search by a nearby city/town name. If you have a specific hotel in mind, you can even search the particular hotel name.

2.5. Bonus tip: Switch to Experiences search. Perhaps you will find great tours and activities!

2.6. Pro tip: The map of the experiences may help you find the most vibrant areas in the city and the best locations where you can look for accommodations for your stay.

3. If everything is fine you can buy all the tickets

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