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What things to do in Venice during Carnival 2020

One of the greatest festivals on earth, and certainly the most stylish one begins on  9th February and runs until  25th February - it is, of course, Venice Carnival 2020.  As usual, there are plenty of things to do, like dressing…

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5 fun things to do in Venice during Carnival

It is almost time for the Venetian Carnival which starts on the 9 February and runs until the 25 February 2020. As usual there will be lots of fun things to do in Venice during the carnival period, and no matter…

How to make a Venetian Carnival Mask

The Venetian mask has a long history stretching back almost 1,000 years. Nobody knows for sure, when or why the tradition of wearing masks began, but there is a lot of speculation. The history and origins of “the mask” is…

Casanova And Venetian Noblemen The Carnival Icons

Casanova and Venetian noblemen the Carnival icons

The quintessential  Venetian libertine was Casanova, the son of a Venetian actor and a shoemaker's daughter.  As he stated in his autobiography, "My Life and Adventures". Casanova's purpose was simply pleasure, and his greatest pleasure was sex, preferably with a…

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Venice Carnival during the 1700

The official passport to the Venice Carnival was the Domino, a bizarre costume that combined the mask Bauta, a hood of velvet silk  and a three-cornered hat. The Domino Costume The Domino did hide all signs of class and swept…

Venice And The Ages Of The Carnival Myth -  - Carnival

Venice and the Age of the Carnival myth

In the 18th century, in Venice,  'noblemen no longer wear their togas of office, the women have asses black from all the pinches they get: there is enough joking and luxury you can't image: religion is going down the drain'…

Venice Carnival Mask: A Brief History -  - Carnival

Venice Carnival Mask: a brief History

In a city where there seems to be a mask shop on every corner, it may be surprising to learn that the ancient Venetian craft of mask making was only revived about forty years ago. Masks disappeared, along with Carnival,…

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Carnival Balls

The offer of parties, events and entertainments during Venice Carnival is very rich. The different proposals are so peculiar that anyone can find his ideal party, ranging from romance to excesses, from history to pure entertainment, from vice to gourmet…

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