Moon Mask at the Venice Carnival. The Carnival of Venice is an annual festival, held in Venice, Italy. The Carnival ends with Lent, forty days before Easter on Shrove Tuesday (Fat Tuesday or Martedì Grasso), the day before Ash Wednesday.
La Regata through the eyes of skippy007 - The Regata Storica is one of the most spectacular, picturesque and moving events of Venetian life, capable of both charming the tourists and exciting the locals. Every first Sunday in September, the festivities in Venice kick off with a parade of 16th century-style gondolas led by Bucintoro, the boat that represents La Serenissima. All participants wear colourful period costumes.