Carnival of Venice
A time of the year when Venice becomes a town of revelry.
The most distinct element of the Carnival of Venice is the elaborate masks. Vibrant, ornate and absolutely stunning, the Venetian masks are practically a trademark of this Christian holiday celebrated before the commencement of Lent. Spanning the length of several days, many events, parties and festivals happen throughout Venice. Enjoy street shows, attend opulent balls and witness, or even take part, in the best masked costume contest.