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THE CARNIVAL IN VENICE

Published on 4 February, 2019 by BookingSandGO
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YOU KNOW THAT …. the carnival in Venice, one of the most famous and appreciated carnivals in the world. (16 February – 5 March 2019). The event, very important, of the famous lagoon city, begins, as every year, with the exciting flight of the Angel of the Carnival, which officially opens the Carnival celebrations in Piazza San Marco. As always welcomed by a crowd, for the historical re-enactment in costume. The following day we start with the celebrations on the water, from Punta della Dogana up the Grand Canal to Rio di Cannaregio.

With the arrival of the gondola masks and boats, the food and wine stands will open with good food, music and dancing. The Ca ‘Vendramin Calergi palace, where the composer Richard Wagner lived, hosts the official Venice Carnival dinner and dance. A very exclusive party reserved only for some guests. But for those who do not want to participate in the main “calle” of Venice, there will be music and parades of masks. On 23rd and 24th February and from 28th to 5th March 2019 the CARNEVALE DI VENEZIA will celebrate, in Mestre, the art and the show through the streets of the city, animating squares, streets and arcades with shows of Music and Street Art.

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The origins of this ancient carnival date back to a document of the Doge Vitale Falier of 1094, where there is talk of public entertainment and in which the word Carnevale is mentioned for the first time. Through anonymity that guaranteed masks and costumes, a sort of leveling of all social divisions was achieved and even the public derision of the authorities and the aristocracy was authorized.

16.02.2014 Carnevale di Venezia: la "festa veneziana" a Cannaregio. © Matteo Bertolin/Unionpress
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