Venice Masked Parade

The Christmas vacations are over and the winter vacation season has arrived. If winter sports are not your thing, or if you already have a ski vacation planned and are wondering what else you can do to make winter a little more enjoyable, visit the Venice Carnival.

If someone were to talk about the world-famous carnival, they would invariably refer to either the Rio Carnival or the Venice Carnival. Both carnivals are big events and always draw large crowds of tourists eager to see the flood of stunning costumes.
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Venetian costumes are extremely valuable and are passed down from generation to generation, just like costumes in the Czech Republic and Moravia. Of course, you can also buy costumes when you visit Venice. It can be a piece made of high-end materials or something more affordable, or even just a scarf. But as a visitor, you can also enjoy the atmosphere of the Venetian carnival.

The first mention of this festival dates back to 1094. It had been an official holiday in the then Venetian Republic since 1296, but it was not until the late 18th century that it was celebrated as it is today.

The date of Carnival, like Easter, is fluid, beginning on the second day of Nativity and ending on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. This time it falls between January 23 and February 92017. The entire period is filled with balls, concerts, costume parades, many plays, and fireworks. The carnival ends with a grand ball held in St. Mark\’s Square. 24]benátky karneval

Enjoy the city to the fullest

and all of this against the backdrop of a wonderful city known for its romantic atmosphere. During your stay, don\’t forget the Piazza,St. Mark\’s Basilicaas well as the famousRialto Bridge. 32]

There are countless beautiful churches and palaces in the city, the most famous being the Doge\’s Palace and the famous Giacomo Casanova [36 37] the Bridge of Sighs,which is said to have led Giacomo Casanova
to a nearby prison. 41] Take a gondola ride
and enjoy every last bit of this wonderful city\’s charm.