Carnival of Venice (Carnevale Venzia)

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Country and Region ItalyVeneto
Type of Festival Dance, Drama, Music
Location of Festival Venice, Veneto, Italy
Festival Contact Information

Vico Vegetti 8/1a
16123 Genova, Italia
Phone: +39 010.8692196
Fax: +39 010.8597413

Festival Description

The stories of the Carnival of Venice's origin are numerous—a celebration of life that dates to pagan times, a costume and mask were worn to allow the masses to poke fun at the wealthy class and thereby release social tensions, and since antiquity a day was set aside in Italy for the masses to let of steam by being allowed to "go mad at least once a year"—perhaps all these had a part to play in the Carnival's existence. This multi-disciplinary event involves music, dance and theater throughout the glorious city of Venice.

Festival Dates February 15 - March 4, 2014
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