For its elegance and its tradition, the Carnival of Venice is one of the most important in the world, representing one of the biggest attractions of the city and the high tourism season, so we recommend preparing the trip with time, especially for hotel reservations. Venice began to celebrate this feast in the 11th century, being the most popular in the 18th century feast, when it lasted from the first Sunday in October until I started the lent. At this time, the Venetians from any social class, dress with long black coats called tabarro, and a white mask, bauta, and began the great feast, in which the people could meddle in Affairs of the aristocracy, and even make fun of this. Venice was going to represent a great theatre with dances, songs and free love. The time made this basic clothing, to hide the face and release the man, it was becoming increasingly elaborate costumes and Venetian masks to acquire artwork category.
With the arrival of the 20th century was the Carnival losing, until in 1979 Venice decided to recover this feast, with more tourist than holidays objectives. Today, the Venice Carnival lasts twelve days, ending on Tuesday of Carnival: in this celebration the City Council organizes large parades and dances in costume, to which all are invited, from children to the elderly. We can currently buy a mask Venetian at any time of the year, although Carnival is when more jobs and stores sell, although we must warn you that bring home a of these works of art is not cheap. The only regret of this great Festival, which we recommend, is that economic interest has prevailed in this feast and the interest of the Venetians has become its Carnival make a great business. In our Venice guide you will find more information to travel to Venice, as well as on moving through Venice or what to see in Venice.