Festa delle Marie: 2 February

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.

History of Venetian Carnival: 31 January

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).

Carnival in Venice

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