How to Plan a Trip to Venice During Carnival

Jan 11, 2023 210

Every year, up to 3 million people descend on Venice to partake in the festivities surrounding Carnival (Carnevale in Italian). And though Carnival, also known as Mardi Gras, is celebrated around the world, it has a unique flavor in Venice, transporting participants back in time to the 1700s.

In 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic was beginning to sweep across northern Italy, Venice Carnival was canceled. In 2021, it was virtual. The festivities returned in 2022 and will be back in full force in 2023, though the details are still being finalized. Whether you’re planning a trip to Venice to experience this magical celebration or just daydreaming about it, here’s everything you need to know about Venice Carnival.

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