Saturday 15th July 2018 will see the latest celebration of the Festa del Redentore, a Venetian festival that goes back 450 years. Read about the festival and its history here.
Tomorrow, 3 February, will see the Festa delle Marie take place as part of the Venetian carnival. But what are its true origins? Find out here.
The second in a series of posts exploring the history of the Venetian Carnival and the events which would have taken place during the time of the Venetian Republic (697-1797).
Tomorrow, 27 January 2018, is the official start of what is probably the most famous carnival in the world, the Carnevale di Venezia. Soon the calli and campi will be full of people, mostly tourists and mostly French, sporting costumes ranging from the outlandish to the opulent, and posing for photographs evocative of the final century of … Continue reading Carnival in Venice
The arrival of carnival in Venice is announced by the appearance of fritoe in the shops. These are sweet fritters, covered with sugar, a bit like a donut, which are traditionally eaten throughout the carnival season.