The jester was dangerous. Even with his gaudy costume and mask, he could slip in and out of rooms unseen, and no one would ever know he was there. He hoarded information like a miser, and had no qualms about using it to suit his purposes.
The most frightening of the bunch is the Medico della Peste or the Plague Doctor. A long beaked nose, overcoat and white gloves were thought to serve as protection during the 17th-century outbreak of the plague.
The Carnival of Venice (Italian: Carnevale di Venezia) 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.