So little time has remained until a traditional Carnival of Venice 2020 starts in ancient Italian city. This year it will start on February 8 and will last until February 25. As always, this world famous event will become a triumph of tastes, enogastronomy and love of life. Bright holiday invariably attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over the world. The start and end of the carnival are closely connected to the Great Lent and therefore differ from year to year.

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Carnival of Venice is the most important and magnificent European holiday

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Hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over the world come to the event every year. It is a perfect mix of traditions, history and spectacles, which can only be seen in this colorful city

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The Carnival of Venice was first mentioned in 1094. The Senate of the Republic by its decree authorized the festival on a day before the Great Lent

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Each year, the festival changes its main theme. It can be a representation of one of the cultures or even just a catchy show

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For several weeks, St. Mark’s Square, theaters, streets, squares and public buildings become the main venues for numerous shows and pageants

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Be sure to climb the St Mark’s Campanile and see the festival from a bird’s eye view.

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Actors, acrobats, dancers and musicians bring the holiday atmosphere to the city. The ambiance is very reminiscent of the one in XVII century

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Anyone can visit the Venetian palaces to get acquainted with the life of the aristocracy

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If you don’t have a mask or an outfit, don’t be upset: there are many places in Venice where you can rent these holiday attributes

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With or without an outfit, with or without a mask, the Carnival of Venice is an unforgettable event to see at least once in your life!