Democratic Venetian Carnival

Feb 26, 2016 | Venetian life, Venetian life, Venetian life

I would like to show you some of the most successful  masks of the past Carnival provided that we are just thinking of the next edition, which will take place from February 11th till February 28th2017. This year the Carnival was dedicated to the artisans in the lagoon and St. Mark’s was transformed into a factory. Some of the best masks celebrated Sicily and St. Mark’s Basilica. The fanciest parties took place in the private palaces.

The atmosphere was quite different from the spontaneous events I could attend when I was a student. For example I will never forget the ball dedicated to Marco Polo on his way back from China with live music performed by the Rene’ Clemencic Consort in Campo San Polo or when the Carnival was dedicated to Naples in Venice.

My favourite events are still those outdoor.

Hot chocolate, fritole and galani for everybody!