If you are planning a trip to Venice at Carnival, here is a must-do list to make the most of this experience.
Venice Carnival 2023, one of the world’s most popular festivals, is running from February 4th until February 21st, 2023.
As usual, there is plenty to do, such as dressing up, being invited to a ball or visiting all the major tourist attractions. There are many other fun things to do at Carnival in Venice, here are some tips for you:
- Attending a classical music concert;
- Visiting glassmakers on Murano Island;
- Discovering a mask maker studio;
- Joining a treasure hunt.
Classical music concert
Venice is famous for its classical music and opera. So much so that it was known as the Republic of Music in the Middle Ages, when it was just developing as a strong and powerful country. Venice has all the peculiar features of many port cities: everyone seems to be an amateur, a professional, a musician or a singer.
If you are a classical music lover, a concert in Venice is definitely a must.
The city can boast a long and rich history of classical music and here you’ll also find many venues to choose from.
Whether you are looking for a small and intimate performance or a grand and lavish event, you’ll certainly find something to suit your taste. And last but not least, there can be no trip to Venice without attending a classical music concert. Listening to classical music, in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, is such a magical experience. So, if you are planning a trip to Venice, make sure you add a classical music concert to your travel plan. You won’t be sorry!
Find out the Classical Music concerts in the heart of Venice, click here!
Visit glassmakers on Murano Island
Venetians have been professional glassmakers for over 1500 years, it is long before they started celebrating Carnival, so they must be pretty good at it. When visiting the city for the Venice Carnival 2023, why don’t you take the water bus for a one-day trip to Murano, the home of glassmaking in Venice?
There are several water buses leaving from many piers of the city to the island. Depending on your starting point, it may take you from 40 minutes to an hour to reach Murano. Some water buses also stop at the San Michele Cemetery Island, which is definitely worth taking a few shots of.
Once you arrive in Murano, you can walk around the island and check out some of the local glass factories/studios, if you wish. But be careful, if you ask for a demonstration of their skills, they will try to sell you some of their excellent handicrafts! Depending on the day, there will also be events related to Carnival celebrations.
Together with one of Venice's most famous artisans, you can create a work of art in glass! Click here!