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Carnival of Venice, Venice, veneto

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History and teachings
The Carnival of Venice (Italian: Carnevale di Venezia) is an annual festival held in Venice, Italy. The carnival ends with the Christian celebration of Lent, forty days before Easter, on Shrove Tuesday (Martedì Grasso or Mardi Gras), the day before Ash Wednesday. The festival is world-famous for its elaborate masks.

Cross-cultural dimensions
Carnival is a Western Christian festive season and it is also a manifestation of European folk culture.

The Venice Carnival, that since the 1400s gave birth to the Italian tradition of wearing masks, has been an inspiration in Greek theater and Commedia dell’arte for centuries.

Useful information:
recommended for all; general; prior knowledge about Carnival in general; accessible; affordable

The Festival takes place in Venice, a city made up of 121 islands, therefore it is completely surrounded by water. Venice and its lagoon are part of the UNESCO Word Heritage sites.

Given its size, Venice can be visited the whole length and breadth on foot, otherwise, it is possible to use the waterbus, the public transportation available, or the private gondolas. Accessibility for disabled. It covers all safety measures

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  • Global citizenship; Intra-personal skills; openness, respect for diversity

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