World Of Carnival Masks Family Scavenger Hunt in Venice

Traditional Venetian carnival masks
Immerse yourself in Venice’s famed mask culture with a family-friendly excursion and scavenger hunt. The entire family will love exploring the interesting Dorsoduro district, going off the beaten path through the backstreets of this residential neighborhood. Kids enjoy the mask-painting workshop, where they can create a one-of-a-kind souvenir to take home!

Guess what?! You’re invited to a masquerade ball! But you can’t attend without the right costume.

Follow an exciting scavenger hunt to help you find a special outfit to wear. Kids lead the way as you roam through one of the most picturesque neighborhoods of Venice. You’ll experience beautiful side streets and secret corners that tourists typically miss. This tour is an excellent way to get in touch with the hidden side of Venice and learn about Carnival traditions, the mysterious world of masks, and the city’s glorious decadence of the 18th century.


As you follow the clues, you’ll eventually reach your costume expert, who is waiting for you at the museum, Ca’ Goldoni! Here you’ll join a mask-painting workshop. Take some time to peruse the authentic masks in the displays to get some inspiration, then choose from 20 styles of white paper-mâché models. Once you have your mask and inspiration, your host will teach you some techniques. After drying and glazing, pack your mask and take it safely with you to wear at home!

Afterward, you can opt to explore the rest of Ca’ Goldoni. This lovely museum sits in a Venetian palazzo and displays a puppet theater, plus various masks, costumes, and interesting 18th-century paintings.

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Itineraries with World Of Carnival Masks Family Scavenger Hunt in Venice

Family-Friendly Highlights of Italy: Venice, Florence & Rome - 10 Days

Take your young ones on the experience of a lifetime as you travel through Italy. You'll start in Venice, where you'll explore on a slew of scavenger hunts. Follow it with Florence, where you'll learn to craft your own gelato, before you make your way through the markets and museums of Rome while engaging in interactive activities. The activities throughout this trip are specially designed for families with kids aged 5-12, allowing you to experience many of Italy's highlights while keeping the little ones entertained.

Family-Friendly Highlights of Italy: Venice, Florence, Rome & Naples - 14 Days

With two full weeks, your family can embrace what Italy has to offer on this tour, focused on kids aged 5-12. You'll craft Carnival masks and follow engaging clues through the canals of Venice, then experience the Renaissance arts of Florence. Tour ancient sites, extensive art collections, and fruit-filled markets in Rome before you end your trip in Naples, home of both ancient Pompeii and some of the best pizza you can find.