Looking for fun Carnival activities? Learn from a Venetian master artisan how to make and decorate a papier-mâché Carnival mask and take it home with you as a souvenir!
What is Carnival?
Carnival is an annual celebration that takes place before the coming of Lent. It is believed that the tradition began in Venice in the 12th century when Venetians came to Saint Mark’s Square to celebrate a battle victory.
Today the celebration is world-famous, largely because of the costumes, specifically the masks. Explore more of the magic of Carnival through our activities below.
Take a Carnival treasure hunt through a fantastic route in Venice to uncover the city’s hidden treasures. Explore the whole city to find your treasure and win the game.