Major Festivals of Venice, Italy

Venice with its festive air adds to its celebrations whose ambience has an eternal air of jubilation and joie de vivre. The Snail Fest, the Carnivale de Venice, the Children’s Carnival, the famous masked Vogata, Regata delle Befana, Festa della Sensa, Sposalizio del Mar, Festa del Redentore, the Venice International Film Festival, Italy’s version of Cannes, is held annually in August at the Palazzo della Mostra del Cinema on the Lido. The Regatta Storica and Festa della Madonna della Salute procession are all accompanied by joy, laughter fireworks, masked balls and gourmet feasts. The spirit of ancient Venice comes to life with its spectacular festivals with its inhabitants dressed in costumes in an ambience raining with confetti.