Surrounded by brightly colored, glittering masks, Henry H. Wells art students stood before Deborah Velazquez's Italian class sharing the inspiration behind the Venetian Carnevale masks they had created. The presentation was a celebration of Italian culture and a collaboration between Velazquez's Italian students and art students taught by Irene Oth...

Mardi Gras season is here, and in the Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis, the celebration of the French holiday is in full swing. But what many Americans don’t realize is the period of festivities before the piety and holiness of Lent is also celebrated by other names and in other ways throughout Europe, particularly in Italy, where the holiday is k...

The historical origins of this annual event are uncertain, or at least complex. What is certain is that we are talking about the most colorful and creative party in Italy: Carnival! We accompany you through the 10 best carnivals in Italy among masks, costumes, parades, floats, typical sweets and local traditions. Viareggio (Tuscany) A stone's throw...

Rome celebrates Carnevale with around 100 events between 20 and 25 February. The six-day festival, whose theme is Carnevale in città, will feature parades, theatre, live music, films, guided tours and workshops. Highlights of this year's Carnevale in Rome will be Ambrogio Sparagna’s tarantella, with the musicians and dancers of the Orchestra Popola...

We are in the midst of Carnevale celebrations and we can’t help thinking- or for the luckier ones, experiencing  in reality – about how beautiful and artistic some of the masks worn around are and there aren’t any more beautiful than those produced by the Venetian masks tradition.  Mind, I’m actually talking about the physical masks you place on yo...

You are cordially invited to ST LOUIS' 3RD ANNUAL CARNEVALE VENEZIANO - the Premier Venetian Masquerade Gala in St Louis . Last year, we brought this timeless Italian tradition to Soulard's eclectic Mad Art Gallery. We're thrilled to do the same on Saturday, February 22, 2020.This year we're proud to feature the art of Evelyn Astegno, and her serie...

Saturday, February 22nd. 2pm-4:30pm. Free. McGuire Woods Board Room, 300 E 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202. Bring your little Italian speakers to this family-friendly event! CCI-NC will be hosting a traditional Italian CARNEVALE for children and their families. It will give the kids the opportunity to dress up in their favorite funny outfits, dress...

In his new book, The Image of the Puppet, Dr. Pacchioni identifies and interprets the aesthetic and cultural significance of the different traditions of the Italian puppet theater in the broader Italian culture and beyond. Grounded in the often-overlooked history of the evolution of different Italian puppetry traditions –the central and northern It...

Tuesday February 11th 7:00pm - 9:00pm. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Register Now. A unique perspective of the famed revelry and rituals of Carnevale. Presented by: Anita Sanseverino. With her vibrant and beautiful photographs of Venetian costumes and masks, Anita Sanseverino will illu...

When one thinks of carnivals, Venice’s bright, picturesque masked festival is likely to pop into mind. First celebrated in the 11th century, it used to start on December 26 and ran for six whole weeks. Now it takes place in February and March. Carnival however predates Venice. The origin of the term “carnival” stems from the Latin “carnem levare” –...