Carnival treasure hunt in Saint Mark's Square
Excursions & day trips

Carnival treasure hunt in Saint Mark's Square

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French
Availability: Every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: Flexible
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Funny carnival game in Venice
  • Amusing self-guided walking tour
  • Two handcrafted carnival masks included
What to expect

Join an exclusive carnival treasure hunt in Venice and discover the city’s hidden treasures by playing!

You’ll be given a map to start you on the treasure hunt, but that’s not all - after downloading the App on your phone, this will become your compass and your personal automatic storyteller, recounting the secrets of the city and of this festive period.

The treasure hunt will take you across the city, leading you into unexplored corners, and of course passing through the heart of Venice and the Carnival: St. Mark’s Square.

During the hunt, you’ll have to take a picture of at least 3 points highlighted on the map. At the end, the treasure will be yours: two Venetian masks, one beautifully decorated in traditional style and the other one white, just waiting to be painted. You will personalize your white mask with a professional mask maker, and you will decorate the second one at home.

At the end of the hunt, you will take a selfie with your brand new exclusive carnival mask!

Itinerary

  • Start at Bottega Testolini (Bacino Orseolo), adjacent to St. Mark’s Square
  • Wander through impressive squares such as Campo Manin, Campo Santo Stefano and Campo Sant’Anzolo. These are not squares per se, as the word 'campo' actually means 'field'
  • Discover hidden treasures like the Scala Contarini del Bovolo
  • Then, you will head for the ancient Calle degli Assassini
  • Cross the ponte delle Ostreghe, a bridge which is a testament to Venice’s ancestral fishing tradition
  • Don't miss the churches. Most have incredible anecdotes and even great scandals associated with them. The church of San Maurizio, not so scandalous, hosts a great collection of musical instruments. Venice is after all the city of music

Summary of Treasure

At the start you’ll receive the map to look for your treasure and you’ll download the App on your phone: this will be the compass guiding you and the voice tell you stories along the way. On the map, you will see 4 hidden places to take a picture of. You will have to show a picture for at least 3 of the places to the mask-maker and then you will win two Venetian carnival masks!

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Mobile app
    • Detailed map for the game
    • One white carnival mask to decorate
    • 20 minutes decorating class with local artist
    What's not included
    • Guided tour
    Where

    Calle larga de l'Ascension, 1257, 30124 Venezia VE

    Meeting point:
    With Piazza San Marco and the arches of Museo Correr at your back and the Poste Italiane (Post Office) in front of you, look on the left and you will see a big grey newsstand (with many souvenir and newspapers): that one is the Venice Tours Assistance Point. The newsstand is between Fendi Boutique and Poste Italiane (Post Office).
    What to remember
    • The tour is not accessible for wheelchair users or guests with limited mobility
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    When
    • Every day at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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    Provider
    Venice City Tour
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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