Famed for its elaborate masks. In the 17th century Carnevale encouraged license & pleasure while offering solace to Venetians fearful of the future of their empire. Outlawed by Austrians in 1797 it officially burst out as a world class festival in 1979.
Image by Domen Jakus en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Carnival_of_Venice
Saint Theodore and Saint Mark -the two patron saints of Venice act as sentries at the Grand Entry to Carnevale's greatest center point
The Basilica of San Marco overlooks one of the most beautiful squares in the world
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