“Give him a mask and he will tell you the truth” (Oscar Wilde)
If there is a perfect time for experiencing Venice, then it is surely during the Carnival. During this period, you have the opportunity of living in a bygone age and enjoying a memorable holiday in a whirlwind of parties and masked balls. This is a festival bursting with tradition, which sees the city transformed and displayed under a completely different light; where social norms and dynamics change and are turned upside down and mixed together. The Carnival has always had great social importance for breaking down barriers between class, religion and gender. The differences between people were swept away because people were able to protect their identity behind a mask. Ordinary people could make fun of aristocrats and the powerful without fear of reprisal.
Our rental apartments are waiting for you to raise the curtain and enjoy the fun of the Venetian Carnival. We have many rental apartments available in excellent locations such as, for example, along the Grand Canal, which is a perfect zone for participating in the grand, exclusive masked balls in one of the magnificent palazzos overlooking the Canal. At the parties you will be able to meet and dance with people from all over the world in a rarefied, timeless atmosphere. Alternatively, you might choose one of our holiday apartments near Piazza San Marco, which is a perfect spot for attending the “Volo della Colombina” – the “Flight of the Dove”, or “Flight of the Angel”, the event which marks the traditional opening of the Carnival, as well as the famous parades of classic, Venetian masks.
In the zone of Castello, you will be able to visit the huge Biennale Pavilions which host truly memorable festivities, dances, balls and theatrical spectacles. If you take a rental apartment for your holiday in the Cannaregio zone during Venice’s Carnival, you will be within easy reach of the festivities at the Casino and the famous, unmissable procession of “allegorical floats on water”. On the other hand, choosing one of our rental apartments in the Rialto zone means you can mingle with people from all over the world at the lively and colourful parties which take place in the streets enclosed by the renowned Rialto market and the majestic Campo San Polo. If you want to celebrate the carnival amongst the Venetians, you should rent an apartment in the zones which are more popular with the locals and less touristy, eating frittelle (pancakes) and “galani”, typical Venetian carnival sweets, in a joyous party atmosphere. During the Carnival, Venice is transformed into an open air theatre, where anything goes and where you can celebrate, dance and enjoy yourself in a dreamlike setting, surrounded by centuries of history and art.
We have more than 200 apartments available for rent which will ensure that your holiday in Venice really is unforgettable.