It is one of the most famous carnivals in the world, known for its beautiful costumes and elaborate Venetian masks transform the city in a magical way.
The Carnevale di Venezia or Carnival of Venice is truly a magical celebration held annually in Venice, Italy. It is held for two weeks every year, and the event ends with the Christian celebration of Lent, forty days before Easter on Shrove Tuesday.
During carnival season, Venice is filled with dazzling costumed characters and elaborate masks. St Mark’s Square is the fulcrum of Carnival activities where the most extraordinary costumes and elaborate mask can be seen.
Aside of the real parties in Venetian taste, many water-borne pageants, street performances, fireworks displays and refreshment stalls add to the festival atmosphere. Amidst the Carnivals fairy atmosphere Venice goes back to becoming a magic 18th century city.