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Venice Carnival Opening – Coolio

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The Venice Carnival begins with the descent of an ‘angel’ from the top of the Campanile into the Piazetta San Marco. This tradition received a shot in the arm in 2008 when ‘gangsta’ rapper, Coolio, … … Read more >

Venice Carnival Party

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Carnevale di Venezia is a 10-day city-wide party, from street-level upwards. At the more sophisticated end of the scale, these photos show a group of costumed revellers at the exclusive (and ludicrously expensive) Florian’s Cafe in Piazza San Marco. … Read more >

Venice Carnival, Historical Parade

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The parade of historical costumes usually takes place on the first weekend of Carnival, after the opening ‘Flight of the Angel’ ceremony in the Piazzale San Marco. Groups from all over Italy … … Read more >

Regatta della Befana, Venice

Regatta della Befana, VeniceOn Venice’s Grand Canal, men dressed as witches – ‘befane’ in Italian – race towards the Rialto Bridge, standing up as they row Venetian style. This event takes place every year in January in celebration of Epiphany. (2 photos) … Read more >