Information on venice's carnival
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Mar 2, 2012 10:54 PM Last Post By: traveler313
Mar 2, 2012 6:21 AM
Information on venice's carnivalHello my boyfriend an I are going to carnival 2013 in Venice next year and we need any information your can offer on the event. We posted already asking where to stay which was very helpful and we are planning on attending feb 6-12. Carnival runs 2-12 next year. Do you think those are good dates to attend? Or is it better to attend the first weekend instead? We want to see a lot of costumes, dress up ourselves, attend a masquerade at night and see a masked parade. Do you think we will be able to see all that during those dates? I ask because the schedule for next year has not come out yet and I needed to book hotels because the ones I wanted were filling up, so I had to book without the schedule.
Also, how do we book tickets for a masquerade ball and which ones are the best ones?
This will be our first time traveling to Italy so any information on carnival and the events is greatly appreciated :)
Mar 2, 2012 8:15 AM
Mar 2, 2012 9:11 AM
2my daughter and i went this year,so for what it's worth here's my take on venice and the carnival:
it doesn't need to cost a fortune ,but everything is expensive
the numbers dressing up improves as the carnival goes on- boring at the start,loads of costumes and great fun towards the end
we were a bit disapointed how few had made their costume-1/2 the fun and 100e a day to hire.You need to go for completly over the top-especially with the headdress(more advice ir photos if it would help)
you need to be prepared to pose,show off and be stopped the whole time for photos.This really phased me the first day but once I realised you are just there as an object of art it was OK and I learnt to play up to it
balls are very expensive-many better ways to spend huge somes of money.
we found self catering good-more space for costumes and dressing up,cheaper to cook for yourself and much more homely in winter(would recommend where we stayed but would be cheeper with 4 of you of course-this was our only big expense)No traffic ,of couse,so whereever you stay is quiet
you can walk everywhere but being on the water is fun sometimes and the only way to get to the lido and islands which are great.
bus from the airport is very easy and 5e
it was very,very cold-OK because we took lots of layers but I've never worn so many layers of thermals anywhere else in the world.
Do go -I'd love to go next year ,just because I know more what to do with costumes now and it is a fabulous place to stay
Mar 2, 2012 10:54 PM
(5 star Hotel)
From US$157.76 per night
(4 star Hotel)
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(4 star Hotel)
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