Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

Carnival de Venice

A carnival taking place in Venice, Italy.
by

David Vazquez

on 2 November 2011

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Carnival de Venice

Italy
Venice
Carnival of Venice
History
The Carnival of Venice is an annual festival, held in Venice. The Carnival starts around two weeks before Ash Wednesday and ends on Shrove Tuesday (Fat Tuesday or Martedì Grasso), the day before Ash Wednesday.
First held in Venice during 11th century. Consisted of over two months of revelry, until it fell into decline during18th century. Revived in 1979 with great success.


Nowadays, it is a great excuse to don a mask and costume, parade around the city, enjoy the live music in the main squares of the city, the events organised by the tourist board and is a wonderful open-air festival where everyone can join in.
Venice, Italy
Carnival Traditions
SPETTACOLO DI BURATTINI
(Puppet Show)

Puppets shows and story-telling have always been very popular in all Italy along the centuries, and in Venice in particular during the Carnival.

But, as we see in this picture, this peculiar show is made mostly for attracting the crowds, put them together and at ease, and then starting to propose the sale of a "special balsam", or a "long life elixir", to suckers that might believe in these things.
MASCHERE ACROBATICHE
(Acrobatic Masks)

Which puts together the transvestitism and the popular fun life of the circus.

Very interesting is the earlier form of ice skates, made for skating on the iced lagoon channels, thus giving us a good indication of the kind of weather it had to be expected in Venice during Carnival in those days.
Full transcript