Carnival of Venice along with Rio Carnival is undoubtedly one of the most famous parties in the world. One of the best romantic places for your honeymoon is Venice in Italy. Holiday in Venice, gondola ride, Italian romantic songs and amazing sunset on Grand Canal is a dream of every young couple. There is one more magic that is happening every year and you need to take time and visit once Venice during Carnival of Venice.
This festival of masks is taking place from 31 th January and is finishing on 17th February. During Carnival of Venice, this romantic city is transferring in a one big party for everyone. There are a lot of stories how this festival started and one of them said that this festival is in honor of victory of the Serenissima Repubblica against Patriarch of Aquileia in the year 1162. Through centuries, it was a period when masks were strictly forbidden from King of Austria, but definitely in 1979 Carnival of Venice have been brought back the culture and history of Venice by Italian government.
Carnival of Venice – romantic mask`s festival
Carnival of Venice is a well-known festival in the world. People from all over the world come to participate and enjoy in colorful costumes and masks. Venetian masks can be made of porcelain, leather or using special glass technique. The original masks usually are simple in decoration, design, and often had a practical and symbolic function. A lot of them are made with the application of gold leaf and gesso. Masks are decorated with gems and they are hand-painted using natural feathers. Some of the masks worn at Carnival of Venice have their names.
Bauta is a mask that is heavily gilded. It`s preserving anonymity of people who wear this mask. Columbina is a highly decorated half mask covering wearer`s upper cheeks, eyes and nose. Medico della peste is one of the most recognizable and bizarre masks of Venetian masks. Moretta is a small oval mask with strapless black velvet, worn by patrician woman, with no mouth or lips and with wide eyeholes. Volto is iconic modern mask that covers the entire face.
Pantalone mask is represented as a sad old man with a nose like the beak of the crow with slanted eyes and high brows. Ariecchino is often servant of Pantalone and theatrical counterpoint to him. These two masks usually appeared together on the stage. Zanni is another funny classic mask of the stage with a long nose.
When you will be on the streets of Venice you will see all of these famous masks. Singers and street artists in the squares entertain with music and songs the visitors at Carnival of Venice. The best way to see the beauty and party is to pack your thing and go on unforgettable Carnival of Venice to feel all of this adventure worth to be experienced.