Its origins are very ancient: the first time the word Carnival was ever mentioned was on a document written by the Doge Vitale Falier in 1094, where he talks about some sort of a public entertainment. The first official document declaring the Venice Carnival a public festival, though, dates back to 1296 and states that the day before the beginning of Lent was to be considered a holiday.
It is commonly thought that the Carnival was a way the Government had to give the population some time entirely devoted to festivities and fun; during the Carnival Venetians and foreigners would get all over the city dancing and celebrating. Masks, hiding people’s identities, acted like a social leveller and guaranteed a sort of social balance.
We offer you our experience so that you can celebrate the magical atmosphere of Venice Carnival. We organize transfers by private taxi boats at your disposal to reach events and private parties.