Each year Venice hosts a 12-day carnival. Thousands of tourists from all over the world arrive to the capital of the Veneto region to witness this impressive spectacle. Quite unlike the German Carnival, it is characterized by the fantastic shapes, gentle violin sounds like in a fairy tale moving the entire city. This is a total aesthetic experience, which will make all your dreams come true in Venice.
A journey into the city during the Carnival in Venice is a very special holiday, even weeks earlier, nearly all holiday homes, apartments and other accommodations are booked, just because at this time there are so many tourists in Venice as nowhere else. Near the unique attraction, the Doge's palace, even the tourists look like wonderful characters with their imaginative masks on. At St. Mark's Square there are characters teeming with the dream of many shapes of Venice Carnival moving accompanied by the historical music and are showing the way to the tourists in the numerous mysterious alleys. Here you can drop into one of the many small fine restaurants in order to rest in this unique atmosphere.
The Locanda Cipriani, the Quadri and the Al Mascaron are especially recommended. The tourists here enjoy the beautiful view of the scenes of the streets and taste culinary delights.
The Venetians love the game with the masks. The Carnival in Venice is the attraction of the year in the city. It has a unique atmosphere, a deep look into the traditions and customs of the Venetians. Those who will carefully look on the small squares can find the “Down Carnival” as it’s called by its supporters. Unlike the public masked performance and the historical costumes, financed by the municipality at the Mark's Square, masks can little be found here. The rushing celebrations are held here apart from the tourist flows and almost secretly in the beautiful palaces of the city. Only those who are the real friends of the city have been given an invitation – no one can book the real Carnival of Venice.