A Missing Carnival
The origins of the Venice Carnival are very ancient: the first evidence dates back to 1094, where there is talk of public entertainment and in which the word Carnival is mentioned for the first time.
The institution of the Carnival by the Venetian oligarchies served to grant the population a period dedicated entirely to fun and celebrations, during which Venetians and foreigners flocked throughout the city to party with wild music and dancing.
Through the anonymity that masks and costumes guaranteed, a sort of leveling of all social divisions was achieved and even the public derision of the authorities and the aristocracy was authorized.
Today it is possible to see masked actors from the first light of dawn posing for tourists and onlookers, being able to slowly admire the city then filling up with hundreds of thousands of people ready to celebrate. After two years of absence of this carnival, it begins to fail.