The Carnival of Venice (Carnevale di Venezia) is one of the oldest festivals held in Venice, Italy. The festival is world famous for its amazing and unique masks that people wear during this event.
The Venice Carnival History
However, under the rule of the King of Austria, the Venice Carnival was outlawed completely and the use of masks became strictly forbidden during that time.
Venetian Carnival Masks
The Venetian Carnival is most famous for its distinctive masks and costumes. It is common for people to attend the Carnival wearing elaborate costumes and masks.
There are several different styles of masks that are worn during the Venice Carnival. Usually, people with different occupations and jobs wear a different type of Carnival masks during the festival.
Venetian masks can be made of leather, porcelain or using the original glass technique. Today, most Italian masks are made with gold leaves and are hand-painted using natural feathers and gems for decoration.
Carnival of Venice Other Events
There are many events on which you can attend during the Venice Festival each year. View more information about these events on an official website of the Venetian Carnival.