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Venice Carnival 2009

Venice Carnival
Venice Carnival

If you have planned your holiday in February and want it to be unforgetable, you certainly need to buy a tour to Venice. From 13 to 24 February in Venice is held one of the major events of the year - the famous Venice Carnival,with Marko Blick as an art director.

In 2009, the carnival is devoted to the six feelings and is celebrated at 6 historic districts of Venice. At the Venetian carnival, vacationers can lose touch with reality and immerse in a holiday atmosphere. Within 11 days the city will turn into a fabulous masquerade.

Every day throughout the Venice are held the magician, acrobats and jugglers shows, street artists performances, music and laser show, colorful carnival processions. There is only fun around, with fireworks, serpentine eddies and rivers of wine.

In ancient palaces are held shick balls and receptions, which brings together rich and famous lay people. You may enter only in costumes and masks and should pay for the entrance. For such balls costumes are custom-made. They are embroidered with gold and precious stones. Among them you can see the real works of art.

Carnival costume and mask are the most important element of the holiday. The whole city is transformed. Everywhere you can see people in beautiful masks and elegant costumes.

During the Carnival are held a lot of traditional events, which are attended by entertainment history marches. Do not miss the holiday «Festa delle Marie», devoted to release of Venetian girls kidnapped by pirates, «Angel Flight" , parade of gondolas on the Grand Canal, "Dialogue in the dark" (Carnevale al Buio) on Square Sestriere di Castello, where the main characters will be blind people. On St. Mark's Square you can take part in competitions Venetian masks. In the district of San Polo are held various activities for children. Top Italian Chef will show guests their skills. You can see the incredible culinary works and performances.

February 22, you can observe the parade of masks all day long. The most elegant Venetian carnival characters will walk in gondolas along the Grand Cannal.

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Date: 16/02/2009

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