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The annual Carnevale di Venezia is a universal event. Venetian masks long remain undisputed symbol not only of Venice, but of the entire region. Not everyone knows that a few centuries ago masks have been actively used in the everyday life. Masks were hiding faces and giving confidence to those in love; they were used to tease relatives and friends too. Criminals were also wearing masks and that’s why everyday usage of this accessory was officially banned.
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Venice Carnival starts in late January and lasts for more than two weeks; it is one of the most beautiful and interesting events in the world. According to historical records, the first carnivals has been held in the 11th century; at that time the holiday has been focused primarily on the lower strata of society.
Ordinary people were resting and having fun; colorful masks gave them an opportunity to feel equal with privileged persons. This holiday reached its heyday in the 18th century, when locals began to arrange large-scale celebrations. Today, the main part of celebrations and entertainment events is held on the picturesque Piazza San Marco. Many years after the fall of the Venetian Republic the holiday was banned; modern carnival begun in 1979, and since then it has been eagerly awaited not only by locals, but also by tourists.
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No less interesting is the awesome Carnevale di Verona; it is held annually before the beginning of Lent. In addition to large-scale parades, the holiday program includes the historic regatta held on the Adige River. During the Carnival, vacationers can not only participate in various recreational activities, but also enjoy the main festive meal, potato dumplings.
Treats are handed out to passers-by at all busy city streets; this is a very old tradition. In the 16th century, severe famine stroke Verona, and the city government organized free distribution of food in the streets to support local residents. It is believed that this joyous event has become the bottom of the modern holiday. Veneto seduces visitors with its amazing cultural traditions and romantic atmosphere.
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Venice - 61.2 km
Venice is famous for its magnificent national holidays. Every year Carnival of Venice alone attracts thousands of enthusiastic visitors from all over the world. The carnival was held in 1296 for the...
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Verona - 65 km
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Lombardia - 146.9 km
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