In Venice began a traditional carnival period that will last more than two weeks and ends March fourth in the so-called “fat Tuesday”. So, in Italy called the day before the beginning of lent before Easter. This year the overall theme of the festival selected “Enchanted forest”.
Carnival activities started last Saturday, when the streets of the city marched sinister procession of “zombie” dancing to the sound of Michael Jackson. They were followed by Ghost hunters, magicians, acrobats and mimes. On the Grand canal hosted a regatta of decorated gondolas with musicians and singers.
By long tradition, to the carnival in Venice attracts visitors from different countries who delighted in wearing historical costumes and covered their faces with masks. Winner of the best costume in the end gets a prize.
An integral part of the culmination of the carnival is the “Flight of the angel,” going down a 100-meter bell tower in Piazza San Marco. Two weeks in Venice turns into a kind of decoration to the carnival, festive concerts and other shows which are held in theatres, restaurants and right on the streets.
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