Carnival Treasure Hunt (from Saint Mark's area)

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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 donwloading 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 whole 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. A professional Mask-maker will happily give suggestions to personalise it!

Before you rush home to decorate the second one, put your finished mask on and take your carnival super selfie!

Post your masked selfie on our Facebook page and invite your friends to like it. The most creative, fun and bizzarre pics get a reward!

  • Disocering hidden treasures like the Scala Contarini del Bovolo.
  • This game is ideal for groups and families too. Guaranteed you won’t forget it in a hurry!

Itinerary:

  • Start at Bottega Testolini (Bacino Orseolo), adjacent to St. Mark’s Square
  • Through impressive squares, among which Campo Manin, Campo Santo Stefano and Campo Sant’Anzolo. Thes
    e are not squares per se, 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.

Summary of Treasure Hunt and Photo Contest

  1. 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.
  2. On the map you will see 4 hidden places to take a picture of.
  3. You will have to show a picture for at least 3 of the places to the Mask-maker, and then he will give you two masks. One will be white.
  4. Take a selfie with ready-made mask in the mask-maker’s shop, and after colouring the white one, take a selfie with that one too.
  5. Post one or both pics on our Facebook page.
    Invite your friend to like your pics. Only the first 10 most-liked pics will be considered by the jury, who will then pick a winner.
  6. The winners will receive a wonderful Mask created especially by the prfoessional mask-maker.
  7. Want to know more? Download the terms and conditions.

Are you curious? Discover the itineraries, collect the masks and…of course, the final prize!

Good luck and have great fun! #carnivaltreasure

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • Start (show up at the meeting point to collect map and instructions): in the city-centre at the Bottega dell’arte Testolini, S. Marco 1758. From Monday to Sunday, 10:00-11:30-12:00-14:00-15:00-16:30
  • Availability: from 3th February to 25th February 2020
  • Price: € 26 p.p. - FREE under 5 years old. Children must be accompanied by a adult
  • Languages: English, Italian and French
  • Inclusion: mobile app - detalied map - 2 carnival masks
  • Sale: free sale until the beginning of the tour
  • Cancellation: bookings can be cancelled with no charge up to 24 hours before the service. Tours does not operate in case of exceptional high tide  (in these cases it can be postponed to the day after otherwise it will be refunded). 
  • Duration of game: 2h approx.
  • Deadline for posting pics: 15th March 2019
  • Where to post pics: our Facebook page (link)
  • Winners’ announcement: 31st March 2019-01-16

Any curiosity on the Carnival game and assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us at: service@venicecitytours.it


HOW TO REACH THE MEETING POINT:
ARRIVING BY PUBLIC VAPORETTO
Take line #1 and get off at the “San Marco Vallaresso” stop or line #2 and get off at the “San Marco Giardinetti” stop. Once you get off the vaporetto, turn right and go straight on to the two columns, then turn left and reach Saint Mark’s Square. Once by the Bell Tower, turn left leaving the Basilica behind you. Proceed straight along the Square, walking on the right-hand side. After the “Gran Caffè Quadri” walk until you reach the glass shop “Modolo” and then turn right passing under the arches. You reach the HARD ROCK CAFE (on your left side) and proceed straight on to the bridge and then on your left side you will find Bottega dell’arte Testolini

ARRIVING ON FOOT
Once by the Bell Tower, turn left leaving the Basilica behind you. Proceed straight along the Square, walking on the right-hand side. After the “Gran Caffè Quadri” walk until you reach the glass shop “Modolo” and then turn right passing under the arches. You reach the HARD ROCK CAFE (on your left) and proceed straight on to the bridge and then on your left side you will find Bottega dell’arte Testolini

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Route

  1. Bottega dell'arte Testolini
  2. Mask workshop