• The origin of the Venetian carnival has not been established with certainty, but it is a common convention to acknowledge the beginnings in 1094 when doge Vitale Falier first talks about “public amusement” allowed from authorities and the word … Continue reading
Category Archives: Carnival
#93 Smile please!
• And there we are, once again. For the short time of few days, the frenzy of carnival, hopefully, will wash away all our anxieties, worries and fears. Like this merry couple, let’s enjoy at most the feast. p.s. And … Continue reading
#87 Here comes the fun!
• Like every year we have entered the most intense and exciting days of the Venetian carnival; this week, masks and costumes will be the undisputed stars and, at least for a while, everyone will be able to put aside … Continue reading
#86 We’re almost there!!
#70 Pure simple happiness
• One last carnival photo before I go back to shoot everyday life in Venice. A child runs happily in his eighteenth-century young nobleman costume, his red cloak merrily shines in the sun of a bright February day. No one … Continue reading
#68 The Doge of Venice
• What struck me about this mask is the amazing verisimilitude of the character; his profile, his attitude, his glance make this man really looking like an ancient Doge of Venice of past centuries. ⇒ Visit Imaginevenice.com
#67 Locals and carnival
• The attitude of venetians towards the carnival is very diverse; many of them, irritated by the huge crowd that invades the city for days, move out of town and don’t come back until the frenzy vanishes and the city … Continue reading
#66 A blast from the past
• A shot that can often happen to take during carnival in Venice, where situations just happen without any planning. This image seems pretty much being setup on purpose; instead I just catched the lucky combination of people wearing costumes … Continue reading
#65 Dalmatian n.102
• As always, children are the most sincere and intense performers of the carnival. It’s enough for them the simple costume of a famous movie characters, as this little boy sitting for a pause in St. Mark’s square, to step … Continue reading
#45 The glance of innocence
• Yes, I know, it's just a bit late for a carnival image (it happened "only" three months ago…) but while I was searching for the next image of this photographic tale about Venice, I stumbled on this one and … Continue reading
#15 A drink and a chat
On the contrary of my previous entry (#14), this one is much more about the way the venetians live carnival experience in their own city. While most of the tourists and visitors gather in St. Mark’s, Rialto or other reknown … Continue reading
#14 Kiss me, Casanova
In fact, I took this picture at Carnival 2010, but I do like it so much that, well, I thought it wasn’t such a bad idea to add it to the blog for this year as well. Believe it or … Continue reading