850 years old Carnival of Venice from 8th February 2020

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Location : Venice, Italy

Destination Type: Cultural

The Carnival of Venice  is an annual festival held in Venice, Italy. The Carnival ends with the Christian celebration of Lent, forty days before Easter, on Shrove Tuesday , the day before Ash Wednesday. The festival is world-famous for its elaborate masks.

History of  Venice Carnival

  1. It’s said that the Carnival of Venice was started from a victory of the Venice Republic against the Patriarch of Aquileia, Ulrico di Treven in the year 1162
  2. This festival became official in the Renaissance
  3. Under  Emperor of Austria, Francis II, the festival was outlawed entirely in 1797
  4. The modern version was started in 1979
  5. Since then, approximately 3 million visitors come to Venice every year for the Carnival

Activities for tourists at Venice Carnival

  1. On the first Sunday of carnival watch a parade of brightly decorated boats plies the Rio di Cannaregio starting at 11 AM
  2. Participate in  Festa delle Marie Parade the tradition of 12 of Venice’s fairest young women being presented to the Doge
  3. Watch Flight of the Angel,where a costumed angel “fly”, suspended on a rope,
  4. Take a secrets of casanova tour
  5. Join the best mask competition

How to reach there


The Marco Polo Airport is the nearest and the only airport in Venice. A 12-kilometre drive from the city, most of the flights that arrive at this airport are from other European cities. It is connected to cities like Doha, Athens, Dublin, London, Moscow, Munich,Paris , Barcelona etc with flights


The Santa Lucia Station is located within the town of Venice and is the main mode of transport that is often used by people to travel to different cities in Europe. The terminal is well-linked with not just the Italian cities like Rome, Milan, Florence and Padua but other European cities like Austria, Germany, Paris and London (via the most popular train, the Orient Express).

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Florence (258 kms away)
  2. Milan ( 279 kms away)
  3. Verona ( 121 kms away)
  4. Padua ( 41kms away)

Some hotels in Venice with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Hotel Giorgione https://www.hotelgiorgione.com/

Hotel Mercurio Venice https://www.hotelmercurio.com/

Duodo Palace Hotel https://www.duodopalacehotel.com/

Hotel Florida https://www.hotel-florida.com/

The Plaza Hotel https://www.hotelplazavenice.com/

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 Photo courtesy:By Frank Kovalchek from Anchorage, Alaska, USA – Couple in love at the 2010 Carnevale in Venice (IMG_9534a), CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=13290679

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