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Everything ready for the Venice Carnival 2020!

Date: 8-25 Feb 2020

The origins of the Venice Carnival are very ancient: the first written witness, dating back to 1094, describes public parties and entertainments and uses the word “Carnevale” for the first time.

Carnival in Venice is a one-of-a-kind celebration suspended between past and present with a traditional local allure featuring many event-within-the-event. Among these, the starting two-day Festa Veneziana with its typical masked regattas, the Best Masked Costume Contest, the Festa delle Marie and countless iconic parades. Each year, Carnival includes celebrations whose history dates back to the times of the Serenissima, such as the famous eagle flight or the well-known Flight of the Angel, to name but a few. Carnival in Venice is the purest example of the perfect meld of tradition, culture and entertainment all in one, offering a chance of fun for visitors of all ages.

Parallely to official city events all around the “campi” (squares) and “calli” (streets), Venice Carnival is full of exclusive parties and masked balls organized in the famous and wonderful historic venetian palaces. In these places, rich of furnitures and atmospheres almost unchanged in the time, it is possible to loose yourself in the ancient splendor and tradition of the Carnival as it was once.

In the meantime, find here a selection of the most representative events in the hotel, including dinners, dances and masked dj sets.

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Credito Foto: Vela Spa, Matteo Favalessa, ©, ©

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