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Every summer, The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino goes back to the country that serves as its inspiration and holds Carnevale, a three-month celebration of food, fun and all things romantically Italian. Villages and cities throughout Italy celebrate Carnevale throughout the warmer months, and the largest, established in 1162 in none other than this tony property’s namesake, Venice, was considered one of the greatest festivals dedicated to Italian culture. In Las Vegas, Carnevale is held at both The Venetian and sister property The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino between May 27 and September 8, with some 300 experiences that center around entertainment, art, fashion, food and, of course, wine.
When you check into The Venetian at this time, you’ll be granted a Passaporto di Carnevale, which is a little booklet that is your ticket to the full-on Carnvale experience, filled with drink and restaurant coupons, and special discounts and entertainment specials valued at more than $1,000. With these vouchers, take advantage of deals like half-off magnum bottles of champagne at Tao Asian Bistro or a portion off your bill at one of the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel’s other fantastic restaurants.
Little surprises throughout the property will greet you along the way, from a cavalcade of masked Carnevale characters in The Masquerade, a showcase of the artistry of the Italian festival, to live entertainment poolside, cooking classes, culinary demos and wine dinners hosted by celebrity chefs. You can even take your own self-guided wine walk between the two adjoining properties and sample some of the best Italian wines by the glass. If you’ve ever wanted to know what Italy’s like in the summer, Carnevale will show you.