Carnevale di Venezia - The Venice Carnival is now world famous. It always takes place during the ten days leading up to Shrove Tuesday. Carnival, being a pre-Lent festival, means 'farewell to meat' and is celebrated throughout Italy. It is a great excuse to don a mask and costume.
The Venice 2014 Carnival (the Carnevale) will take place from February 15 to March 4. Our expert explains how to make the best of a visit - from where to get the best masks to how to find the best parties
Photo Sophie's Sunrise by Kah Kit Yoong on 500px Carnevale photograph at dawn at Accademia Bridge. Perfect framing of the sun from the orb itself to the translucent morning light playing up pinks. The soft indirect lighting on the rest of the costume is spot on. Less is more on the mask itself.