Venice, also known as the ‘Floating City’ has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. With beautiful canals, palaces and bridges, Venice is undoubtedly one of the most visited travel destinations.
But did you know, this old city is also famously known as the ‘City of Masks?’ Venice is home to one of the most amazing carnivals in the world, Carnevale di Venezia, where thousands of people come to parade through the narrow yet gorgeous streets of the city.
Fact: It has become one of the most awaited festivals in all of Europe.
Important Dates: 8 to 25 February 2020
About The Carnival of Venice:
The carnival was started to bring back the history and culture of Venice and also to mark the beginning of the spring season. People wear elaborate masks and colourful costumes to hide their identity and roam around the city. One of the most important events is the contest for ‘la maschera più bella – the most beautiful mask’. It happens in the last weekend of the Carnival and juried by a panel of international costume and fashion designers.
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Did you know? Approximately 3 million visitors come to Venice every year for this Carnival.
Highlights of the Venice Carnival:
8-9 February – Venetian Feast on Water, the grand opening of the carnival
15 February – Festa Delle Marie
16 February – Flight of the Angel (Volo dell’Angelo)
23 February – Flight of the Eagle (Volvo dell’Aquila)
23 February – Best Mask Contest, the Grand Final
So, what are you waiting for? Plan your trip to Venice ASAP! Till we meet again, happy travels!