The Carnival of Venice

If you are planning a trip to Venice, go during the Carnival and immerse yourself in the world-famous festival.

The carnival takes place every year in February, in the weeks leading up to Shrove Tuesday. The festival is about parades, concerts, markets, and of course the ornate Venetian masks.

The extravagant Venice Carnival is a legacy that’s been around since 13th century. Though there was a time when a ban was imposed on masks and the carnival, during the Austrian conquest in 1798, the festivity was brought back in 1979. Today, the Venice Festival of masks goes on for good two weeks with many free events that are open for public. It is always very crowded but so well worth it.

Popsicle Society - Carnival of Venice
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Popsicle Society - Carnival of Venice
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Popsicle Society - Carnival of Venice
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Popsicle Society - Carnival of Venice
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Popsicle Society - Carnival of Venice
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Popsicle Society - Carnival of Venice
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Popsicle Society - Carnival of Venice
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Popsicle Society - Carnival of Venice
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Popsicle Society - Carnival of Venice
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Popsicle Society - Carnival of Venice
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25 thoughts on “The Carnival of Venice

  1. Wonderful!!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

    Venice
    The Carnival
    Lord Byron (1788–1824)

    (From Beppo)

    OF all the places where the Carnival
    Was most facetious in the days of yore,
    For dance, and song, and serenade, and ball,
    And masque, and mime, and mystery, and more
    Than I have time to tell now, or at all,
    Venice the bell from every city bore;
    And at the moment when I fix my story
    That sea-born city was in all her glory.

    They ’ve pretty faces yet, those same Venetians,
    Black eyes, arched brows, and sweet expressions still;
    Such as of old were copied from the Grecians,
    In ancient arts by moderns mimicked ill;
    And like so many Venuses of Titian’s
    (The best ’s at Florence,—see it, if ye will),
    They look when leaning over the balcony,
    Or stepped from out a picture by Giorgione,

    Whose tints are truth and beauty at their best;
    And when you to Manfrini’s palace go,
    That picture (howsoever fine the rest)
    Is loveliest to my mind of all the show:
    It may perhaps be also to your zest,
    And that ’s the cause I rhyme upon it so:
    ’T is but a portrait of his son, and wife,
    And self; but such a woman! love in life!

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  2. I took loads of photos of the masks in the shops from our visit to Venice and my photo on my blog is me wearing one of the masks …..I have so enjoyed your post, we have wanted to go back for the carnival, but do not have the time in February ….maybe one day 🙂

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    1. Thank you for reading! Venice is wonderful every time but I think during the carnival is even more special 😊 because of all the people that still keep the tradition and dress up 😍 Is really beautiful to see! Never say never…one day 😉💕

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