The Carnival of Venice is one of the most famous carnivals in the world. A week before Shrove Tuesday, Venice turns into one large masked ball. Wherever you go, fools and beautifully costumed mask-wearing people roam the lagoon city – a unique experience for everyone coming to the carnival in Venice. The origin of the hustle and bustle can be traced back to the 15th century when the Doge celebrated the victory over northern Aquileia on Shrove Tuesday for the first time. After the carnival was banned by Napoleon, it was revived in 1979 and has since become an incontrovertible fixture in Venice’s festival calendar.