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Venice Carnival Treasure Hunt

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    15 Feb to 20 Feb:

    From St. Mark’s: Daily
    From Piazalle Roma: Daily except Sunday

  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Start time

    From St. Mark’s: 10am, 11:30am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4:30pm
    From Piazalle Roma: 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm

  • Meeting Point

    From St. Mark’s: Make your way to city-centre at the Bottega dell’arte Testolini, S. Marco 1758

    From Piazalle Roma: Make your way to Piazzale Roma car terminal Santa Croce 466/e.

  • Ending Point

    St. Mark’s Square

Key Highlights

  • Experience Venice like never before!
  • Participate in a treasure hunt during Venice Carnival and uncover hidden places
  • Tour around city with a map and an audio guide app that will recount the secrets of the city
  • Take pictures, post it on the carnival’s Facebook page to win
  • Put on a traditional mask and paint one as part of the hunt
  • The winner gets a wonderful mask created especially by a professional mask-maker


Party in Venice, incognito. The Carnival is here with all its allure and this is a chance to be a part of the 18th-century, pre-Lent celebration with lots of adventure and fun. Participate in the Venice Carnival Treasure Hunt and uncover the city’s hidden treasures.

So, here’s the plan…

You can start the treasure hunt from either St Mark’s Square or Piazalle Roma, where you will be given a map and asked to download the Venice Carnival app that will become your compass guiding you. The map will take you across the city, unexplored corners, and finally back to St Mark’s Square where the hunt ends. You will walk past splendid squares like the Campo Manin, Campo Santo Stefano, and Campo Sant’Anzolo, and then to the ancient Calle degli Assassini. Then you will cross the ponte delle Ostreghe bridge which is a living testament of Venetian fishing traditions. You will also come across old churches including the Church of San Maurizio, home to a great collection of musical instruments. Listen to fascinating tales and anecdotes narrated by the app’s audio guide.

Are you game for the treasure hunt? You will have to take at least three pictures out of the four hidden places highlighted on the map. Mind you, these won’t be easy to find in the narrow alleyways of Venice, pay attention to your compass and the audio-guide and you are good to go. After touring around the city, you will have to show the pictures to the mask-maker who will give you two Venetian masks – one decorated in traditional style and the other one in white. Put on the traditional mask and paint the other one. After painting your mask, take a carnival ‘super selfie’ with both the masks, post it on Venice Carnival’s Facebook page. Invite your friend to like your pics. Only the first 10 most-liked pictures will be considered by the jury, who will then pick a winner. The winners will receive a wonderful Mask created especially by the professional mask-maker.

Good Luck and have great fun! 


  • Mobile app
  • Detailed map for the treasure hunt
  • Two carnival masks


  • Food and drinks

Please note

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator's contact details. They're a nice bunch and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

Voucher Information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

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