Lake Como Carnival Ideas That Kids Will Adore

The charming shores of Lake Como are set to welcome the vibrant spirit of Carnival.

  • February 2, 2024

As every year, this period promises to be a spectacle. Join the festivities at the picturesque Villa Carlotta, where a collaboration with Grandi Giardini Italiani has birthed an eco-friendly twist to the traditional celebrations.

For a unique experience, explore the Carnival event in Bellagio or visit The Museum of Toy Horses (“Museo del Cavallo Giocattolo”) for a genuinely Masked Affair. Let Carnival on Lake Como enchant your family with these unique and unforgettable experiences.

Carnival at Villa Carlotta

This year, in a move towards sustainability, Villa Carlotta invites young guests to ditch traditional confetti for seed-filled creations. During the event, the little masked participants will play with “seed bombs” – a green solution encapsulated in a hands-on workshop. Armed with seeds, each child becomes a true nature superhero, fostering a deeper connection with the environment.

This grand celebration welcomes everyone – from the whimsical fairies and mysterious Wednesday Addams to the radiant princesses, energetic PJ Mask heroes, brave Harry Potter wizards, and fierce pirates. Parents and grandparents are also invited to partake in this delightful affair. Don’t forget to don your masks – the magic awaits!

Carnival at Villa Carlotta

Date and Time: 10th of February at 2:30 PM

Cost: €10 per child (accompanying adults €5 – mandatory for 5-year-olds)

Event activation is subject to reaching the minimum number of participants.

A Carnival Adventure in Bellagio’s Labyrinthine Alleys

Embark on a whimsical journey through the quaint streets of Bellagio with the “Indovina indovinello di Carnevale” – a delightful tour filled with riddles and treasure hunts for children aged 7 to 12, accompanied by an adult.

Bellagio Lake Como

Date and Time: 13th February at 2:00 PM

Guide: Tiziana lo Castro (contact: 333 906 7110 – for communication on the day of the visit)

Meeting Point: Bellagio, ferry station

The tour concludes at 4:00 PM.

Cost: €12 per child (minimum 12 participants)

Weather cancellation policy in effect

Reservation is compulsory by 12:00 on Sunday, 11th February, via email to or by calling 347 8305199 (Monday to Friday during office hours). Indicate your phone number during booking, as reservations must have this information to be considered.

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A Masked Affair at the Museum “Museo del Cavallo Giocattolo”

What is Carnival without masks? Truciolo, Arlecchino, and Brighella eagerly await guests at the museum for a marvellous adventure, welcoming the carnival festivities with traditional puppets and masks.

Join Truciolo in a Brianza workshop as he attempts to build a wardrobe commissioned by the famous Arlecchino. Amidst comic mishaps, Truciolo encounters the iconic characters of Commedia dell’Arte. With the children’s help, Truciolo overcomes challenges, defeats the witch, and forms a deep bond with Arlecchino, Brighella, Pantalone, and Cioppino.

museo del cavallo

Date and Time: 3rd February at 3:30 PM


Cost: €3

Recommended Age: 3 to 9 years

Mandatory reservation (for children only) via Eventbrite.

Limited seats available. Children are eagerly anticipated in their festive masks 😊

Related articles:

The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Villa Carlotta Lake Como

Villa Monastero, Lake Como: Botanical Garden & House Museum

Seven Books about Lake Como to buy on Amazon

The 5 Italian Cuisine Restaurants on Lake Como

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Lake Como Carnival Ideas That Kids Will Adore
February 10, 2024
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