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Venice Carnival 2019

mascaron in Venice Venice Carnival 2019 (Carnevale di Venezia) will be held from February 16 to March 05. You will find on this page information about the main events of the carnival (dates and venues). New events may be added later. Changes are possible. The dates of the main events are unlikely to be changed. The most interesting events will be held on weekends at San Marco Square.

Follow the changes on our website and on the official website of the carnival.

You will find useful information to prepare for your trip to the carnival here, on our website: tickets, hotel booking, where to buy (rent) carnival costumes, when the most interesting events will be held.

Events

The most interesting carnival events will take place on weekends. Choose a weekend in which you would like to visit Venice.

Competition for the best carnival costume

A traditional competition for the best carnival costume will be held during the carnival. The winners will be chosen jointly by the audience and the jury. The contest will be held in three stages: the preliminary selection of participants from February 24 to February 27, the second stage from February 28 to March 2, the grand final of the contest is scheduled for March 03.

You can participate in the contest too! Participation in the contest is free. In order to take part in the contest, you need to apply for participation via the Internet. You will need to select a date when you want to present your mask to the public. (Link - submit an application.)

Main events of the Venice Carnival 2019

Date: February 16, 2019. Saturday.

Grand Opening of the 2019 Venice Carnival will be held February 16 and 17 2019. Feast of the Venetians "La Festa Veneziana" is the main event of these days. Musicians and dancers will entertain the audience.

Date: February 17, 2019. Sunday.

It is the secon day of Feast of all Venetians "La Festa Veneziana". Water parade is the main event of the day. Colourful decorated boats will sail along the Canal Grande to the folkloristic district of Cannaregio. (From Punta della Dogana along the Grand Canal to Rio di Cannaregio.)

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Mary's festival begins. If you are a girl aged 18 to 28 years old, living in Venice or you were born in Venice, you can apply for participation in the festival until February 12, 2019. 12 participants will be selected on February 15th.

Date: February 23, 2019. Saturday.

Start of the carnival main events.

Festa delle Marie festival begins. Festival of Mary will begin with a procession of participants. Participants (12 beautiful girls) and accompanying pass from San Piero di Castello on via Garibaldi and the Riva degli Schiavoni to the San Marco square at 14:30. The participants will be introduced to the public at 16:00.
The jury will select among the candidates 12 girls for the "Festa delle Marie" contest 2019. Voting will take place behind closed doors in Ca Vendramin Calergi (where the casino is located).

Mestre Carnival Street Show. You will see musicians and performers on the square. Location: Piazza Ferretto - Mestre, Italy 16:00 - 19:30.

Date: February 24, 2019. Sunday.

Flight of the Angel (Il volo dell’angelo). Angel dressed girl will fly over the Piazza San Marco (on a rope). Events for the public will begin at 10:30 in the morning. "Angel Flight" will be held at noon. Traditionally the role of Angel will play the winner of the "Festa delle Marie" festival 2018. In 2019 it should be Erika Chia, Maria of Carnival 2018.

Competition for the best carnival costume and the best carnival mask begins. Participants perform on the podium, present their costumes, and masks. 15:30 - 17:00. The event will be repeated on February 25, February 26 and February 27 (11:00 - 13:00 and 15:00 - 17:00).
Venue: San Marco Square.

Mestre Carnival Street Show. 11:00 - 13:00.

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Date: February 28, 2019.

Competition for the best carnival costume and the best carnival mask, the second stage. The best costumes of the first stage will take part. Participants in the final competition will be selected during the competition from February 28 to March 2. 11:00 - 13:00 and 15:00 - 17:00.
Venue: Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy.

Ballad of the Masks. Procession with the figure of a black bull in St. Mark's Square. It is an interpretation of the legend of “Giovedì Grasso”, the day of the celebration of the victory upon the Patriarch Ulrico of Aquileia. Piazza San Marco.14:00 – 17:30.
Changes in the program are possible.

Date: March 02. 2019.

Wagon parade in Marghera. Route: Bartolomeo Benvenuto, Avesani, Piazzale della Concordia, Pizza Mercato, Cesare Rossarol, via Angelo Toffoli, Piazzale Lazzaro, Giorgio Rizzardi, Piazza Sant’Antonio, Pizza Mercato. 15:00 – 17:00. Marghera is a municipalità (borough) of the comune of Venice, Italy.

Date: March 03, 2019. Sunday.

The Best Masked Costume Contest Grand final and award Ceremony will be held on the stage on St. Mark’s Square wit he competitors parade on stage. The jury will name the 2 winners of the two categories: Best Masked Costume and Best Masked Costume. Costumes and masks should match the theme of the Carnival.

"Flght of the Eagle" (Volo dell’Aquila) on the Piazza San Marco. The event will start at 10:30. The “Eagle” will fly along a rope from the bell tower to the stage in San Marco Square. 12:00.

"Flight of the donkey" (Volo dell’Asino, a parody of the flight of the angel in Mestre). Place: Piazza Ferretto square. 12:00. Changes are possible in the program.

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Date: March 04, 2019.

Competition for the best carnival costume - event for children.

Date: March 05, 2019.

The ceremony of the coronation of Maria 2019 (award ceremony) will take place on the stage in St. Mark's Square. Maria in 2018 will be named from among 12 contenders. Participants of the contest will arrive by boat to St. Mark's Square. 16:00 - 16:30.

Flight of the Lion (Svolo del Leon). The flag with the image of the Golden Lion (the symbol of Venice) at 17:00 will fly over the Plaza San Marco. This event is a symbolic closing of the carnival.

Carnival of the youth in Zelarino. Children and adults will be entertained by a group of artists at the Polo mall. Zelarino is a town in the municipality of Venice located on the mainland. It is 17 km from the historic center of Venice and 3.5 km from Mestre. 14:30 - 17:00.

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Mestre Carnival Street Show.
On 23 and 24 February and from February 28 to 5 March 2019 carnival events will also take place in Mestre (11:00 to 19:00). Mestre is a region of Venice, located on the mainland. These days on the square of Piazza Ferretto the audience will be entertained by artists and musicians.

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February March
Mon 04 11 18 25 04 11
Tue 05 12 19 26 05 12
Wed 06 13 20 27 06 13
Thu 07 14 21 28 07 14
Fri 01 08 15 22 01 08 15
Sat 02 09 16 23 2 09 16
Sun 03 10 17 24 03 10 17

Check the information on the Venice carnival official website: http://www.carnevale.venezia.it


Hotels in Venice

Are you going to make a trip to Venice? A lot of tourists want to do this too. The best places in hotels are booked long before the date of the trip. This is especially true for the summer tourist season and the days of the Venetian Carnival. ☝ Take care of the place to stay in advance, as soon as you know the dates of your trip.

You can view rooms availability, check the prices and see customer reviews. Skip to hotel searching.

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Examples of hotels that have the best customer reviews (and we can recommend):

  • 5 star hotel Gritti Palace Hotel. The Gritti Palace Hotel is situated on the banks of the Grand Canal, in a historic building. Its windows overlook the cathedral of Santa Maria della Salute. It is luxury accommodation for wealthy travelers. Address: Campo S.Maria Del Giglio 2467 San Marco, 30124 Venice, Italy.
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  • 5 star hotel Hotel Danieli, a Luxury Collection Hotel (5 stars). This is one of the best hotels in the city. The hotel is located next to the Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco. The hotel overlooks the Venetian lagoon. It is an excellent location for tourists.
    Check rooms availability and prices in this hotel.
  • 3 star hotel Rosa Salva Hotel (3 stars) is located next to St. Mark's Square. This hotel is very often recommended by the tourists residing in it. Tourists mention in their reviews: Great location, excellent breakfasts and friendly staff.
    You can book a room in this hotel online.
  • A good hostel Veniceluxury Hostel. It is one of inexpensive places where tourists can to spend a night for a little money. The hostel is located in the heart of Venice, a 15-minute walk from the train station. Shared rooms, a communal kitchen and a small terrace.
    Check rooms availability and prices in this hotel.

Things to do

  • Stroll through the Piazza San Marco, take a look at beautiful people in carnival costumes. Most of those dressed in carnival costumes people will be happy to take pictures with you (and they will not take money for it).
  • See the most beautiful places in Venice and take photos (selfie). You can not make such photos anywhere.
  • Buy a mask from a merchant on the street and stroll through the streets of the city.
  • Rent (or buy) a real carnival costume in one of the studios and go to the central square of the city. Become a part of this city and carnival.
  • Buy a ticket to a costume party and enjoy the community of people like you, old music and Venetian cuisine.
  • Choose and book a guided tour in Venice.

Costume balls and Dinners

Many masquerade balls will be organized during the carnival in Venice for wealthy tourists and locals. It is necessary to buy or rent a costume to enter the Masquerade. It is recommended to buy tickets in advance (limited number of tickets).

Walking through the streets and squares of Venice and just watching what's happening is not the best way to spend time during the carnival. It will be much more exciting to put on a carnival costume, mask and become one of the participants of the carnival. You will get unforgettable emotions, memories and photos. Carnival costume or mask you can buy, rent, or even do it yourself. Information about one of the company of costumes and masks.

See also: masquerade balls in Venice 2019.

Flights

How to get to Venice? It is most convenient to do this on an airplane. Flights to Venice are performed by many airlines from many airports in the world. The airport of Venice is located near the city. The city center can be reached by bus or boat from the airport. Part of the aircraft also arrives at the Venice-Treviso airport.

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🚄 Trenitalia is the primary train operator in Italy. You can buy train tickets online (useful links for train and bus tickets).

Venice is a very popular tourist destination in Europe. Especially a lot of people come here during the carnival. Buy tickets and book hotels in advance.

Find a hostel in Venice for yourself

Hostel is the cheapest place to spend the night for a tourist. Find the best hostel Cheap accommodation in Venice for yourself.

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Are you planning to visit the Venice Carnival? Do not be late!

There is still a lot of time ahead before the Venice Carnival 2019. But experienced travelers and carnival lovers are already preparing for this event.

According to our information, the first hotel rooms for carnival days have already been booked.

There are a lot of hotels in Venice. But if you want to stay in a good hotel with a convenient location, then you should take care of this in advance.

The best rooms in the best hotels are booked first. (located near the San Marco square) are occupied. Those who choose medium-priced hotels and hostels can postpone this at a later time. (Most hotels allow a free cancellation if you change your mind.)

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It's unlikely you want to stay in Venice for all the days of the carnival. Most tourists plan a trip for only one weekend. Choose the dates that are most suitable for you at the top of the page.

FlightsTickets for the plane you can buy later. Various airlines carry out many flights to Venice from different cities of the world. Do not forget to buy tickets as soon as you know the dates of your trip.

🚄 You can get to Venice from many European cities by train or by bus. You will find links to sites for buying tickets here.

Costume balls. For the most enthusiastic fans of carnival Masquerade Balls are held annually. Tickets are quite expensive, but they are not enough for everyone to attend. If you want and can afford to attend a party, buy tickets in advance.

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