The carnival of Venice (Italian: Carnevale di Venezia) is the most communicate festival in Europe. Ancient celebrations held in the past for centuries, were stopped in 1797 with the conquest of Venice by Napoleon.
In 1980, Venice renewed the tradition. Nowadays, every year, thousands of people fill the bridges, canals and squares of Venice and turn the city into a giant theater stage.
The atmosphere costumes and experience of visiting
The city itself becomes a living and breathing decoration. Visiting the city during the carnival dates is a marvelous opportunity to reveal the most closely guarded secrets of one of the most unique and magic cities in the world.
The mask is an indispensable part of ancient tradition from the 11th century. The carnival of Venice is unlike any other carnival in Europe or the whole world.
Due to the numerous visitors during the carnival days and the high demand for accommodations it is recommended to check hotel rates and book rooms well in advance.
Everywhere apparent spontaneity
Beyond the parades and the predetermined events, the carnival is very spontaneous. Every visitor can find himself in an open theater stage participate in a magnificent experience.
The only rule is that is no rule!!. The city residents and the visitors compete on the person who reaches the most bizarre appearance and who is dressed up with the most avant-garde mask.
The leading motto is displaying huge variety of masks and costumes made, for months or even years, by the participants and known artists.
Luxurious private parties
The carnival offered number of paid splendid balls. These banquets are accompanied by a sumptuous meals and the price can range from 250 up to 600 Euro per participant.
This amount does not include the cost of renting or buying a costume and so those who want to take part in one of the balls, should need a disguise in advance. - [Courtesy of: Mr. Roni Tito]
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