The Venice Carnival – Venice
12 February-1 March 2022. One of the most famous and fashionable Carnivals in the world
In 2022 the Flying Angel will not take place.
From February 12th to March 1st 2022 an ice skating rink is set in Campo San Polo, open from 11am to 8pm>>>
This year the Venice Carnival takes place from February 12th to March 1st, 2022
The center of the event is the famous Piazza San Marco, but during the Carnival the entire city becomes a great and colorful stage and public and private events are organized to recall thousands of people.
In 1094 the Carnival was already cited in a document of the Doge, and in 1269 the Venetian Senate declared that the night of the Lent must be considered a feast day (Mardi Gras). During the Carnival period all of the Venetians, irrespective of their social status, dressed up and celebrated in the streets.
The Carnival was interrupted for a long time, during the French and the Austrian dominion, then it started again in 1979. Today it’s one of the most famous Carnival in the world.
The ceremony that starts Venice Carnival is the Flying Angel in which a girl hanging on steel roper flies from the bell tower of San Marco to the stage in the Square.
The origins of this event came from the history of the ancient Republic of Venice, since 1500 when a Turkish funambulist walked through a wire suspended between a boat docked at the San Marco’s pier Square and the bell tower of the Square.
The big event is inspired by the Venice of the 18th century with actors and masks that represent the ancient crafts’ activities. The smaller professions are projected on the screen.
But the Carnival of Venice is also a great celebration of fantasy and creativity: often who participates arrives in Venice and bring the costumes to enjoy Carnival and in the streets and squares, you can see different characters who wear precious and peculiar masks. An incredible spectacle that fills up the city.
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