The Westin Europa & Regina, Venice

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San Marco 2159, Venice, 30124, Italy   •   Local Time:     •  Phone: +39 041 2400001  

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Carnival of Venice

An unforgettable experience

From the 27th of January until the 13th of February the Carnival of Venice takes place. One of the oldest and internationally known festivals celebrated in Venice, the Venice Carnival dates back to the XI century when it was established by Venetian oligarchy to grant common people a period of complete amusement during the year. Through the anonymity provided by masks and costumes, people were able to experience moments of apparent social equality and make fun of authorities and aristocrats.

Nowadays, to roam the city dress up in traditional masked costumes is synonymous with re-living the mysterious, dreamlike atmosphere of a unique event; Venetian masks, beholding you before disappearing around a corner or under a tiny “sottoportego” evoke fantasies of what the city would have been like during the XVIII century, when the Carnival reached its maximum splendour.

As is the tradition during Carnival, Venice gives its visitors the unique opportunity of immersing themselves in a timeless dimension - from San Marco Square to Rialto, through the campi and campielli, to the irresistible parties inside historic palazzi. Book your stay with us and plunge into the magic of the Venice Carnival!

Il Ballo del Doge

Il Ballo del Doge

Il Ballo del Doge is considered as one of the most exclusive events held during the Carnival of Venice.

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Gallery of Wonders

Gallery of Wonders

Meet characters drawn from across the arts, while legend and fantasy will captivate and charm you at The Gallery of Wonders.

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Festa Veneziana on the water

Other events in Venice

Apart from the impressive carnival, Venice hosts ample of other events. Discover more by visiting our Event Calendar »

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