The masks of Venice: what are they and why do people wear them? – Travel blog | Beautiful Italy
The masks of Venice are a centuries old tradition and have been worn throughout history.
Today you will find people wearing them during the carnival di Venezia, an annual carnival ending with the celebration of Lent.Throughout this time the streets are filled with people draped in magnificent outfits, with matching gilded masks.
If you’re lucky enough to see the festivities, then you’ll discover how the mix of extravagant ensembles and Venice’s romantic architecture.