CASA MUSEO DI ARLECCHINO (HARLEQUIN) is located in four rooms of Palazzo Grataroli, a stately building dating back to the 14th century. The Grataroli family commissioned several frescoes to embellish the walls of their palace. Not all survived the test of time, but those that did survive are interesting, to say the least, and they can be found in t...

For many visitors, the stereotypical image of Venice is, perhaps, the famed Venetian mask; but most casual observers are probably unaware of the fact that this postcard-perfect symbol has its roots in the centuries-old festivities that are the Carnevale of Venice. In this week’s episode, we’re joined by famed photographer and lecturer Anita Sanseve...

Anche se il carnevale (quest’anno virtuale) in Italia è finito il 16 febbraio, la data non poteva essere ignorata dall’Accademia Italiana della Cucina di New York. La delegazione di New York – racconta Dom Serafini – si è quindi collegata al carnevale ambrosiano, terminato il 20 febbraio, e ha fissato per quella data la “Cena in Maschera”, seconda...

You are cordially invited to a Virtual Festa di Carnevale, Sunday, February 21st at 4:00 pm (ET) on Zoom. Please click here for the program and RSVP. Join us for a cultural, musical, fun and gourmet experience, with the ICS Chorus and ILP wonderful instructors. This year, we will not be together to taste and prize the best Chiacchiere, but you will...

The Italian carnival is an explosion of colors with its confetti, masks, parades, floats and joy. The Carnival, dating back to the Middle Ages (approximately the 8th century), over the centuries has been taking different shades in the different areas of Italy where the celebrations of each region and peculiar colorful masks are accompanied by uniqu...

In another year, masks would be a sign of the gaiety in Venice, an accessory worn for games and parties as big crowds parade about to show off their frivolous, fanciful costumes, especially ones with decorative face coverings. The Italian canal city’s Carnival festivities should have started Saturday, but the COVID-19 pandemic has made its annual a...

Carnival has always been one of the most awaited celebrations of the year for young and old people, and in Italy it enjoys a very ancient tradition. From North to South in fact, there are many cities celebrating Carnival with processions, masks and above all allegorical wagons.  Putignano, in Apulia, is the country where the latter are not only a f...

Per tutta la vita ho sognato di andare al carnevale di Venezia e lo scorso fine settimana il mio sogno finalmente si è avverato. Dopo tanta pianificazione e preparazione sono saltata sul treno, trascinandomi dietro il mio grande costume, e mi sono diretta al nord. Avendo una famiglia prevalentemente nel sud, il posto più lontano del nord Italia ch...

Carnevale culminated Tuesday evening at the Annual Dante Alighieri Society’s famous Martedì Grasso, or Fat Tuesday, celebration in Jersey City, New Jersey (562 Summit Ave.). A New Orleans’ themed party replete with shiny beads, colorful masks, and swinging jazz music, revelers stuffed themselves one final time before the penitential season of Lent...

The last two days of events at the Venice Carnival were canceled on Sunday due to the coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy, the President of the Veneto Region Luca Zaia announced. The news came as a third person died from the virus on the peninsula as the government struggled to contain an outbreak of the illness in the north of the country, with...