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Venezia: A Mask, and More About Carnevale

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Venice: A Carnival Mask

Venice: A Carnival Mask

In the past, things were especially intense in Venice, where debauched revels went on for weeks, with the revelers donning masks of the sort you'll find in this gallery under the theory that what they did while their faces were covered didn't count.

Under the modern revival of Carnvale (Venetians stopped celebrating it after the fall of their Republic in 1797) people are responsible for what they do, but that doesn't mean they don't have fun.

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