The Venice Carnival is an extraordinary event which attracts visitors from all over the world every year and this year this magical festival is preparing to amaze its loyal participants once again. The most special moment of the Venice Carnival, the one that makes it unique, remains the flight of the angel. The AbanoRitz in Abano Terme is the ideal choice to stay away from the Venetian hustle and bustle and still in the relax in the heart of the Veneto region.
“The soul of Venice are its masks.”
A dive into the history of the Venice Carnival.
The Venice Carnival born many centuries ago, when Venice was the center of the world trade and one of the richest and most powerful cities in Europe: the era of the Serenissima. During Carnival, the city was transformed into a world of masks and costumes, there were temporarily no rules and social classes mingled. This tradition was restored in 1979 and since then the Venice Carnival has become an annual event that attracts tourists from all over the world.
The flight of the angel: the magical highlight of the Carnival.
The most eagerly awaited event of the Venice Carnival is the flight of the angel, a tradition dating back to the 16th century, when an acrobat flew from St Mark’s bell tower to the square on a rope. Today, the angel is a young Venetian girl, selected year after year, wearing a luxurious dress and a spectacular mask. She also descends from the bell tower into the crowd in the square with a special pulley, creating a magical atmosphere and leaving everyone breathless. A moment of history and beauty to kick off the Venice Carnival.
Relive history at the Venice Carnival.
The Carnival of Venice is preparing to amaze all its visitors by taking them in the footsteps of Marco Polo on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of his death. Already since the 27th of January, various street performers will enliven the Venetian calle and piazzas, backed by sumptuous masks that will pay homage to the intrepid merchant and his miraculous explorations. “Ad Oriente… il mirabolante viaggio di Marco Polo” (To the East… Marco Polo’s astonishing voyage) is the theme of the Venice Carnival 2024, taking us back to the adventures that characterized the history of the Serenissima in a mix of commerce, business, politics and both scientific and geographical knowledge. This was the resourcefulness and curiosity of Venetian merchants, this is the spirit of Venice!
From the AbanoRitz to the Venice Carnival.
The AbanoRitz Hotel is located in Abano Terme, not far from Venice. In 40 minutes by train or just under an hour by car you can enjoy the Venice Carnival and its atmosphere. After a day spent in the enchanted atmosphere of Venice, it will be a joy to retreat to the warm and ancient “Thermæ of Venice”.
The Venice Carnival 2024 is preparing to amaze and fascinate visitors from all over the world, so you too! The flight of the angel, this magical and evocative moment scheduled for the 2nd of February, will be the highlight of the festivities that will animate the city from the 27th of January to the 13th of February. At the AbanoRitz we are waiting for you for some relaxation and wellness, taking advantage of the strategic location of Abano Terme to join Venice and of our historic hotel to give you an experience of history, culture and entertainment.