What to do in Venice during Carnival
If you are in Venice during the Carnival time, you won’t help but notice how vibrant and festive the city is, every day and all day long. You will bump into people wearing masks at almost every corner and you will often stop to take a picture of the prettiest costumes, usually with rich and detailed decorations.
Yet there are some yearly events you can’t miss. First of all, the Volo dell’Angelo (lit. The Angel’s Flight), where a girl "flies" from the bell tower of San Marco, all dressed in white. Another remarkable event is the Festa sull'Acqua (lit. Celebration on the Water), where small decorated boats parade from Punta della Dogana to Rio Cannaregio. We also recommend the Festa delle Marie, a parade in historical Venetian costumes in which, traditionally, the winner will do the Volo dell’Angelo the following year.