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