masks for sale in Venice Italy Europe. Photo by Willy Matheisl

Willy Matheisl, The Carnival in Venice is said to have originated from an important victory of the "Repubblica della Serenissima" (how it was called the town of VENEZIA in those times), in the war against Ulrico, Patriarch of Aquileia, in the year 1162. To celebrate this victory, dances and reunions started to take place in SAN MARCO SQUARE.European
Location: Venedig, Italien