Best Carnival Celebrations Around the World

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Vittorio Bergamasco

Here’s your invitation to the world’s most outrageous Carnival street parties. Let the good times roll!

Venice

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Costumed and cloaked figures, their faces unseen, glide mysteriously through the side streets during Carnevale, a tradition that emerged from the city’s centuries-old facility with mask-making (the mascherari formed their own guild in 1436). Hit the streets with your camera, as the piazzas turn into a photographer’s dream. Locals don their finery primarily for private balls; while most are off-limits to tourists, you can get tickets to the Doge’s Ball, held annually in the Palazzo Pisani Moretta on the Grand Canal, if you have about $1,900 to spare. 

Insider Tip: Pick out your own mask at Il Canovaccio, the supplier of the disguises used for the sexy-creepy Tom Cruise/Nicole Kidman flick, Eyes Wide Shut.

Best Carnival Celebrations Around the World

Venice

Costumed and cloaked figures, their faces unseen, glide mysteriously through the side streets during Carnevale, a tradition that emerged from the city’s centuries-old facility with mask-making (the mascherari formed their own guild in 1436). Hit the streets with your camera, as the piazzas turn into a photographer’s dream. Locals don their finery primarily for private balls; while most are off-limits to tourists, you can get tickets to the Doge’s Ball, held annually in the Palazzo Pisani Moretta on the Grand Canal, if you have about $1,900 to spare. 

Insider Tip: Pick out your own mask at Il Canovaccio, the supplier of the disguises used for the sexy-creepy Tom Cruise/Nicole Kidman flick, Eyes Wide Shut.

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