The Carnival of Venice
LIFE IS THEATRE! IT’S TIME TO GET MASKED
11th - 21st February 2012
The Carnival of Venice (Italian: Carnevale di Venezia) is an annual festival, held in Venice, Italy. The Carnival starts 40 days before Easter and ends on Shrove Tuesday (Fat Tuesday or Martedì Grasso), the day before Ash Wednesday.It's an amazing event and one of my biggest wishes. I just simply love the masks, especially The Plague Doctor mask (Medico Della Peste) and Columbina. To me it's a closest thing to a journey into the past. One of this year's carnival events that interest me the most is "Secrets of Venice Carnival and the Life And Times Of Giacomo Casanova". There is also "The Serenissima Grand Ball" at Palazzo Pesaro Papafava dedicated to Mozart and his opera The Marriage of Figaro...and much, much more. Minuets, Rondo, Cotillion...