Venice Carnival 2008 - Masks, Masquerades and More!

By: Prem

While panning Italy Tour, make a at the time of the most exciting event in Venice, Venice Carnival 2008; it is a not be missed event. Venice Carnival 2008 is the most dramatic and cheery festival of the year world over. The carnival is reputed for its typical and strange masks. The most significant of all the events of Venice, the carnival of Venice is the most bravura of all the Venetian celebrations. The magnificent occasion is attended by Venetians and foreigners alike. It will take place from 26th January to 05 February, 2008. Organized by the city of Venice in support of Office of Tourism (APT), thousands of people come to enjoy its fun and festivities.

The is not just an event; in fact, it has long history. The first official document mentioning about Carnival of Venice states that it was held even in 1296. In this year the Senate of Republic announced that day before Lent as day of celebration of carnival. This Carnival has got such a universal appeal and magic that it continued to exist even after the end of great Venetian Republic and during the domination of Austrian who detested the event. Then this carnival went into hibernation for about two centuries and now recently in 1980, it was revived by the Municipality. Now it is getting more popular year by year.

The Carnival of Venice celebrates the transgression of winter into spring. The carnival is mosaic of tradition, spectacle, history and transgression dotting a single grand city. This is an event where all the differences among the powerful and the commoners get diminished as all are masqueraded behind stunning and bizarre masks of several colors and designs. Masks are special characteristic of this great carnival.

The carnival of each year is based on a different exclusive theme. A visitor can enjoy the two weeks of revelry and festivities at St. Marks' Square, the theatre, streets, squares, and public buildings. During the carnival an ambience of XVII century is created by actors, acrobats, dancers and musicians. It is all round different experience to be at the carnival, you enjoy jokes, magic, disguise behind a mask and the surprise and be surprised.

Presence of masks made the carnival unique. While behind the mask, people can hide their social status too and temporarily social order get changed. Ion the year 1436, wearing of masks and costumes was made official. Maskmakers or mascareri had important place in society.

In Venice Carnival 2008, there will be fascinating events like Baroque Concert & Cocktail, Gondola parade in honor of the Consular Corps Of Venice, Gondola Tour & Dinner Ball of Casanova, The Elixir of Love (Donizzetti famous opera) and more. There will best of Italian dishes served and also the cuisine of many other nations.

For this special occasion, numbers of flights to Venice are flown. To reach there you can arrive at which is only at distance of 12 km from the venue.

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