Top 7 Carnival Celebrations in Italy

With Carnival in full swing, Italy Magazine takes us on a tour of the festivities.

This article, written by Silvia Donati, appears on Italy Magazine.

Carnival of Venice

The star of Italian Carnival celebrations! The first official record declaring Carnival a public celebration in Venice dates to 1296, when the Senate of La Serenissima made the day before Lent a holiday of fun and merrymaking. In this respect, masks have always been a central component of the Venetian carnival, used to temporarily erase any distinction of social class, gender or religion.

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