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Venice Carnival Treasure Hunt (from Saint Mark’s area)



    • Discover Venetian hidden secrets
    • Be part of the Carnival 
    • Get a Carnival mask 
    • Paint your mask in the Venetian Palace
    • Professional painter assistance
    • Easy participation (downloaded and printed maps) 
    • Family, Children and Couple Game

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Try a Carnival treasure hunt in Venice to uncover the city’s hidden treasures by playing. A fantastic route, at the discovery of Venice’s secrets and its famous Carnival. 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 game will take you across the city, leading you into unexplored corners and panoramic views.

Through impressive squares, among which Campo Manin, Campo Santo Stefano, and Campo Sant’Anzolo. These are not squares, as the word “campo” actually means “field”. Then, the ancient Calle degli Assassini. Across the ponte delle Ostreghe, a bridge which is a testament to Venice’s ancestral fishing tradition. And, of course, the churches. Most have incredible anecdotes to tell and sometimes even scandals. The church of san Maurizio, not so scandalous, does however host a great collection of musical instruments. Venice is after all the city of music.

During the hunt, you’ll have to take a picture of at least 3 points highlighted on the map. In the end, the treasure will be yours, a  Venetian white mask just to be painted by your own. A professional mask- pinter will happily give some suggestions to decorate and personalize it in a wonderful Venetian Palace, the 1500 Doge’s prisons palace!

Spectacular location in Doge’s Palace Prison’s Palace

The ending location, guarding your treasure, worth your special attention. Everybody know or have ever heard about Casanova, right? Thus, according to many Venetian legends Casanova in flesh in blood was imprisoned in this historic Palace, which is part of the Doge’s Palace. The two buildings are connected through the well known Bridge of Sights. Only imagine the atmophere to paint your mask here!

Prison's Palace

Prison’s Palace


  • At the meeting point, you’ll receive from our staff 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-painter to take your treasure.
  • At the ending point, in St Mark’s square 1500 Doge’s prisons palace , get inside to get your treasure, a white Venetian mask, you’ll paint it in a dedicated area with suggestions of a professional painter.


    • Meeting point (show up at the meeting point to collect map and instructions): in the city-center at the Bottega dell’arte Testolini, S. Marco 1758.
    • Availability: from 15th February to 25th February 2020
    • Time: 10.00 – 11.30 – 12.30 – 14.00 – 15:00
    • Duration: 2h approx. (mask decoration 15 – 20 min maximum)
    • Languages : English, French, Italian


Bottega Artistica Testolini, S. Marco 1758, Venezia, VE 30124

Additional information

Departure Time from the city center (Bottega Artistica Testolini)

10.00 – 11.30 – 12.30 – 14.00

How does it work 

– Online reservation
– Once booked the service you will receive on your e-mail the instructions of how to download the itinerary using the QR on your device (mobile phone, tablet)
– Show up on the meeting point of the booked date and time (Bottega Artistica Testolini)
– Our staff will give you a paper map in addition to the itinerary already dowloaded on your device. We will also assist you if necessary, in the downloading of the itinerary on your device.

Meeting Point

Bottega dell’arte Testolini, S.Marco 1758

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