Venice carnival 

Dates: Sat, Feb 8, 2020 – Tue, Feb 25, 2020

Every year Half a million guests coming to Venice in February mainly to visit Venice Carnival (Carnevale di Venezia). It is believed that before this carnival was mass celebrations in commemoration of the god Saturn. When the poor could sit at the same table with the rich. The poor had to hide their faces under masks in order not to spoil the appetite with their appearance. Venetian masks are made of leather or papier-mâché. They are decorated with bird feathers and precious stones. Don’t miss the Grand Canal boat procession, the best mask contest and the Festa delle Marie – an old celebration of the liberation of Venetian girls kidnapped by pirates from Istria.

Events in Venice carnival