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 covered in thick gold. This maintains the anonymity of the person wearing this mask. The Columbina is a highly decorated half mask that covers the upper cheeks, eyes and nose of the wearer. The Medico della peste is one of the most recognizable and bizarre Venetian masks. Moretta is a small oval mask with strapless black velvet, worn by noblewomen, without mouth or lips and with wide eye holes. The Volto is an iconic modern mask that covers the entire face.
Pantalone’s mask is represented as a sad old man with a nose like a crow’s beak with slanted eyes and high eyebrows. Cloud Hosting is often Pantalone’s servant and theatrical counterpoint to him. These two masks usually appear together on stage. Zanni is another cute classic mask from the stage with a long nose.
When you will be in the streets of Venice you will see all these famous masks. Singers and street artists in the square entertain with the music and songs of visitors at the Venice Carnival. The best way to see beauty and party is to pack your things and head to the unforgettable Venice Carnival to feel all the adventures are worth experiencing.