When & Where The Venice Carnival occurs 11 days before Ash Wednesday and ends on Shrove Tuesday/Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras. Takes place in Venice, Italy.
History Carnevale di Venezia dates back to 1268, however when the Austrians took over the city celebrations were halted from 1798 until the 1930's. Then the fascists outlawed it until the 1980's.
Don't Miss The masquerade ball.
The Bauta is a mask which covers the whole face, with a stubborn chin line, no mouth, and lots of gilding. Other masks include Moreta, Larva. The Mascherari/Mask-makers of Venice had their own statute erected in 1436.
Accommodation There's great hostels, hotels and budget accommodation available in Venice available in Venice here.
Getting there Book a flight into Venice airport here or take a train from any European city to the port from any European cityhere.
Venice Mask Carnaval Festival
Venetian masks associated with the carnival can be made from leather or with the original papier-mâché technique dating back hundreds of years.