Carnival of Venice

  • Carnival of Venice

Energitismo Insight

Its origins are ancient and the first record dates back to a document of Doge Falier of 1094 which speaks of public entertainment and in which the Carnival term is mentioned for the first time. The establishment of the Carnival has had the same purpose as that of the Coliseum in Rome (bread and circuses): to distract the public allowing them to give vent to the latent displeasure due to the strictness of the oligarchy on issues such as morality and public order. The carnival was a time dedicated to entertainment, dances and music, during which the Venetians were granted the right for public mockery of the authorities and the aristocracy (as the Pasquinade in Rome).

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