I am making a countdown before New Year 2011 comes. Two more nights and the second decade of the 21st century will be starting soon. Time truly passes-by so fast. I can't wait for more travels in 2011. Of course, when finances are available.
One of the cities that I wish to visit again is Venice, Italy. First of all, I forgot to buy Venetian Masks as gifts to some friends. Second, I want to visit it again to witness the famous Carnival in Venice. I had been to this city twice but it was not during carnival season.
The Carnevale di Venezia, called in English as Carnival of Venice is an annual festival, held in Venice, Italy. The Carnival starts around two weeks before Ash Wednesday and ends on Shrove Tuesday (Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras), the day before Ash Wednesday. Participants during the carnival here are wearing masks especially Full Face Masks. It is considered to be one of the highlights during the festival. The so-called moretta and the volto or larva are the most common masks that are worn by people participating the carnival.
I believed that this city is worthy to visit again especially that I have a better camera now that take better pictures. I hope to materialize this trip on March 2011.
This is an image taken during my last visit in April 2006. That building in my background is the St. Mark's Cathedral in Venice, Italy.