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    MORE CARNIVAL 2006

    by Onedragon Written Feb 3, 2007

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    COULD ANYONE GET TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING . .SUCH AS THE BRILLIANT COLORS OF VENICE DURING CARNIVAL?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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    Buy a hat!

    by eddilowe Written Jul 12, 2005

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    There are thousands of hats, silly and not so silly for sale. If you don't want to get into full costume you absolutely must buy a hat, or a mask, or both! Who cares if you look ridiculous - there will always be someone who looks sillier than you.

    Silly hat
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    AND MORE PICTURES OF CARNIVAL 2006

    by Onedragon Updated Feb 3, 2007

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    A TIME TO REJOICE THAT THERE ARE SO MANY BEAUTIFUL COLORS IN THIS WORLD ..AND ESPECIALLY THAT YOU CAN SEE MANY OF THEM RIGHT HERE AT VENICE !!!!!!

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    CARNIVAL PART 10

    by Onedragon Updated Feb 7, 2007

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    SO MANY FACES TO APPRECIATE THIS ONE I THINK WAS SOMEWHAT ASSOCIATED WITH STAR WARS ALSO WHAT I LIKED WAS THAT THE RAIN DIDN'T KEEP PEOPLE FROM DRESSING UP IN COSTUMES !!!

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    Carnaval parade

    by desert_princess Written Jun 15, 2005

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    Carnaval parade
    The canaval guide was saying : parade of the best costumes of the carnaval - Plaza San Marco - 16h. So among the rest of the options we had for culture and entertainment we choose that one of course

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    Get into costume!

    by eddilowe Updated Jul 21, 2005

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    If you can, get out in costume, it's a fantastic experience. People stopping you to take your picture or have their picture taken with you gives you some idea of what it's like to be a celebrity!

    Here's me and my best friend in costume infront of the Bridge of Sighs.

    Keep some time aside to wander around St Marks Square for a few hours in costume posing for photos.....it's a great laugh. It's a bit impractical to sightsee in costume, if you've a long dress on it will more than likely get trodden on in the narrow alleys.

    It's worth waiting to get into the Florian Cafe to join all the other revellers n costume.

    It's also worth forking out if you can possibly afford it to go to one of the official masquerade balls. Website meetingeurope gives a full rundown of events.

    In front of the Bridge of Sighs
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    The masks shops

    by desert_princess Updated Oct 5, 2005

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    The masks shops were my favorites... it is a great feeling to hide behind one of those pieces of art and walk the streets where people are watching you ,trying to guess what would you look without it ....
    I went into this mask shop without intention to buy anything ,just to look around and admire all the beautiful masks . But than I saw her - the mask of masks!!! The most beautiful one I saw !!!Tried it on and just couldn't leave it back. Had to buy it !!!

    My Pride The masks shops
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    Colombina flight

    by Pierangelo Written Feb 5, 2004

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    Venice Carnival

    Piazzetta San Marco
    h. 12.00pm
    THE ANGEL’S FLIGHT
    Traditional Carnival opening with the angel (Carlotta Mantovan) flying down from San Marco’s bell tower.Directed by Alessandro Bressanello

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    Carnival in February

    by nina_z Written Aug 15, 2006

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    This is a tradition linked with Venice for ages. The carnival that takes place during the weeks in February is a lively parade of masked people. The weather can be quite variable in this time of the year so taking an umbrella and something wram along is recommended. Also a lot of shops and cafes are closed but the atmosphere is fantastic.

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    Carnival

    by Umea6 Updated Feb 17, 2005

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    Carnival in Venice is the most visited one in Europe. The masks are unique to this area only. The carnival began in 11 century and it still attracts visitors from all over the world. The most famous Venetian mas is the plague doctor, wearing a black gawn and a white mask with a long hook, where he supposedly had a cloth dipped into garlic solution as a precaution against the plague when visiting patients.

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    ~Carnavale'~

    by freya_heaven Updated Mar 12, 2004

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    The atmosphere at the Venice Carnivale is brilliant, its such a great event. We went to it in 2003 and can not wait to return, I have to make some decent costumes first though! (~_~)

    Dont forget to check out all my 100s photos ( well actually 32 ) of it in my Travelogues.

    Loads of people really dress up, and their costumes are wonderful.

    Throughout the afternoon they pose for photos, and then early evening they all parade through the crowds in St Marks Square to a stage opposite St Marks basilica, where they then all parade on the stage.

    Casanova was the compare for the stage event, He had the most wonderful seductive voice ( or maybe its just the Italian accent ! (~_~) ........... )

    Carnival
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    In its glory days of the...

    by AndreasK Updated Jan 18, 2006

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    In its glory days of the 1700s, Carnival began on Dec 26 and lasted until Ash Wednesday, with mask-wearing and other unofficial activities continuing well into the spring. The nonstop partying, gambling, and general irresponsibility reflected the decline of the Venetian Republic, which had begun to lose wealth and power with the rise of Dutch and British trade in the 1600s. During the period of Carnival it seems that every excess was permitted. The streets were thronged with people intent on partying and carousing, singing, dancing and playing games.

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    Carnival

    by socrates_07 Written Sep 7, 2002

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    When Carnival first began it was celebrated from December 26 and reached its climax the day before Ash Wednesday, also known as 'Mardi Gras'. During the period of Carnival it seems that every excess was permitted and the fact that everyone wore masks seemed to abolish all social division. All the campi were thronged with people intent on partying and carousing, singing, dancing and playing games. The most common costume (the baùtta) was composed of a black silk hood, a lace cape, a voluminous cloak (the
    tabarro), and a three-cornered hat and a white mask that completely covered the wearer's face. This allowed revelers to go around the city incognito. It was useful to go to casini, places where you could play games of chance.
    Since 1980 the celebration of Carnival in Venice has gained popularity. People come from the world over to attend private and public masked balls and masked revelers of all ages invade the campi where music and dancing continues nearly day and night.

    More pictures you can see in my Travelouges

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    Venice hosts one of the best...

    by DinaNasser Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Venice hosts one of the best carnivals ever in the world! This occurrs sometime during February. People dress up and there are so many activities going on. Also, sometime during the year Venice hosts gondola races. These can be very entertaining.

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    Here we are, Marino and...

    by lovecell Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Here we are, Marino and me....it's so nice to feel as a kid...we were dressed up in a classical way, but we had our birthday masks on.....and blowing our little trumpets all the time!!....Venezia can be so serious with the beautiful masks, but with us around, no!! we destroy all the good myths !!! ahahahahahahhahah

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