Grand Opening of the 2016 Venice Carnival! It will be officially opened on 23 January with an outstanding show on the banks of Cannaregio, inspired to the theme CREATUM based on the origins of Venice. From 30 January to 9 February Piazza San Marco will host artisans, lutists, glassmakers and tailors who will show the incredible beauty of their art. A real journey into the XVIII century with typical masks and costumes. You really can't miss it!