Venice Carnival Top Balls Features
Dress up as a Venetian noble and experience an unforgettable night. After the welcoming cocktail on the ground floor, a special dinner prepared by a chef awaits you on the baroque noble floor of the palace. The evening will be livened up by opera singers and Dance Masters that will teach you period group dances. [...]
The 6 top free events of Venice Carnival 2020
Have a look at the most popular free events in Venice of Carnival 2020! [...]
The ancient feast of the "Sensa"
It was the day of the Ascension in 997 when Doge Pietro Orseolo set sail against Istria and Dalmatia, conquering them. To commemorate this fortunate feat, which ensured the Doge the title of Duke of Dalmatia, the most solemn of the Venetian feasts was established, the famous Ascension Day, Sensa in Venetian. [...]
Venice Historical Regata along the Canal Grande

On Sunday, September 2nd, you will experience a colourful, picturesque and stunning marine show which will enliven Venice’s waters; the most amazing fact is that you will admire it from your gondola! The origin of the “Historical parade” dates back to 1489 when Caterina Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus, abdicated and came back to her native land. For this historical reason the competition is preceded by a unique procession, the “Corteo Storico” – historical parade – remembering the entrance of the Queen into the city.

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Venice Carnival Mask: a brief history

In a city where there seems to be a mask shop on every corner, it may be surprising to learn that the ancient Venetian craft of mask making was only revived about forty years ago.

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Venice Carnival History

In Venice in 1094 Doge Vitale Falier was in power. In this period the first edition of the Carnival of Venicebegan unconsciously, as a public celebration to honor the days preceding Lent. Everything is reported in an official document so that the tradition could be followed. But it took long time before the Venice Carnivalbecame a proper festival, ending the day before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent.

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The Redentore Day
The Redentore Day is one of the few Venice holidays that Venetians really feel as their own. [...]