Carnevale, derived from its Latin meaning of "farewell to meat" dates back to the 12th century. Carnevale is the period between the Epiphany and the beginning of Lent and marks the passing of Winter into Spring. Beginning February 6 through February 16, St. Mark's Square will be alive with dancers, actors, musicians and non stop pageants, processions, masquerades, balls, concerts, and banquets. The Grand Ball of the Pulcinella will take place in the Marco Polo Ballroom of the Luna Hotel Baglioni near the Piazza San Marco. The last event of Carnevale will be held in the elaborate 14th century Palazzo Pesaro Papafava. I'll be richly dressed in brocade and velvet wearing a Moretta mask. See you at Carnevale! For more information, visit http://www.venice-carnival-italy.com/ -- some events are already sold out.
Ciao e a presto,