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Festa della Sensa 2015 in Venice

Italiano EnglishThis year the Festa della Sensa is held on May 17th. What is it? It is an ancient tradition that celebrates the relationship between Venice and the Sea: a symbolic marriage ceremony takes place. It dates back to around the year 1000, when Venice was emerging as a naval force in the Mediterranean Sea. The Fèsta de […]

St. Mark’s Day in Venice and Rosebund Tradition

Italiano EnglishSt. Mark’s Day is on April 25th and is largely celebrated in Venice since the Saint is the patron of the city.   St. Mark’s Day in Venice is also known as the rosebud festival (Venetian: festa del bocolo) since on this occasion, men traditionally give a single rosebud to the women they love […]

The Origin of Carnival

Italiano EnglishCarnival is the feast of the winter. In catholic countries, like Italy, this is the period before the start of the lent, which lasts for 40 days until Easter. During ancient times, Carnival was also the celebration of the soil fertility after the winter and brought together rituals and fun: laughing to defeat the […]

Venice Carnival to Start on the Water

Italiano EnglishThere could be no better opening for the Venice Carnival than the one on the water.  The huge “Festa veneziana” that opens, as usual, the Carnival, doubles, offering a double appointment to the guests of Venice.  Saturday 1st of February, starting from 6.30 pm, an outstanding evening show will bring music, rhythm, joy on the […]

The History of the Authentic Venetian Mask: the Maskmaker’s Shop in Venice

Italiano EnglishAtelier Marega is a maskmakers’ shop. Although someone might wrongly think that this profession started only recently with the touristic flows, the maskmaker ‘s activity goes back to 1400. On the 10th of April 1436, the Masters of the Painters’ guild in Venice, reorganizing the entire corporation, also founded  the profession of the Venetian […]

Your Comments are Your Gifts for Us

Italiano EnglishDuring our 30-years of work, our costumers have greatly appreciated our handmade Venetian products. Some of them accidentally came across our shops located in the historical city of Venice, near Basilica dei Frari or near San Marco church. Others trusted us online and then, once in Venice, they came to personally meet us. Many […]

The History of the Authentic Venetian mask: Rules on the Masks

Italiano EnglishRules on the masks The ancient and very common use of the masks and costumes in Venice was covered by strict rules, even if  there were a good deal of freedom because the costume was permitted for several months of the year  this was the proof that masks and  costumes were accepted as usual […]

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