45: Venetian Masks, do you know what they were hiding?

Venitian mask wearing  is a tradition which goes back as far as the 12th century, and historians speculate that it was a response to one of the most rigid class structures in all of Europe. Masks gave the wearer certain freedoms they wouldn’t have had normally....

41: Let’s Party It’s Carnevale!

Ciao a tutti! Today let’s look at one of my most favorite times of the year in Italy, Carnival! Carnival or carnevale  is a winter festival, taking place in the weeks before Easter. Traditionally, Carnevale starts about a month before the Lenten season. Lent is the 40...