V E N I C E • Italy 🇮🇹 ~ Ah, Venice. A city of canals, waterways, gondolas and, once every year (but not in 2020 😥) MASKS. But why? Well...
“The tradition of the mask started in the 13th century when Venetians would hold celebrations and parties from December 26th until the start of Lent and wear elaborate masks to conceal their identity. These parties were the only time when the lower and upper classes mingled together. Aristocrats and peasants, disguised by their masks, played out their fantasies together. They indulged in illicit activities like gambling, clandestine affairs, political assassination, and dancing and partying the night away.”
Nobody handles an illicit and clandestine party of gambling and debauchery quite like the Venetians 🤭
[📸 By @venice.carnival ]
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