In 1296 in a document of Serenissima Republic of Venice, the Carnival is considered a public event.
In 1700 the Venice Carnival became famous throughout Europe but unfortunately with the arrival of Napoleon all the festivities were interrupted.
In 1979, thanks to Venetian associations and istitutions, the Carnival returned to limelight.
The official opening of Carnival is the "Volo dell'Angelo" from San Marco Campanile. Very impressive is also the "Festa delle Marie" with the water parade.
The Carnival ends with Shrove Tuesday, 40 days before Easter.
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