Let the party begin
Carnival in Venice is a unique, open-air costume extravaganza renowned for its history and unforgettable atmosphere. In addition to the official parties – held on the Grand Canal, in Rio Cannaregio, piazza Ducale and in the city’s ‘campi’ and ‘campielli’ – the city abounds in private parties and masked balls at famous Venetian ‘palazzi’. Traditionally, the most important days of the Venetian Carnival are Giovedì grasso (Fat Thursday) and Martedì grasso (Shrove Tuesday), even though visitor attendance reaches its peak at the weekends.
Public events and parades are free of charge.
OPENING DAYS AND HOURS
Events are held at different hours daily. Please check the official website for the detailed program.