Carnival in Venice. The Carnival of Venice is an annual festival, held in Venice, Italy. St Mark’s Square is the fulcrum of Carnival activities, and that’s where you’ll find the most extraordinary costumes - many hoping for a chance in the best costume competition, some aiming to be photographed, and others just enjoying themselves.
Carnevale di Venezia - The Venice Carnival is now world famous. It always takes place during the ten days leading up to Shrove Tuesday. Carnival, being a pre-Lent festival, means 'farewell to meat' and is celebrated throughout Italy. It is a great excuse to don a mask and costume.