The Carnevale di Venezia (Carnival of Venice) became official during the Renaissance period, although the celebrated festival began in the 12th century when the city overthrew the Patriarch of Aquileia and became a Republic. The citizens of the newly-procured republic began to dance in the streets of San Marco Square in the center of Venice.
Ever since, the biggest carnival in the world is held in the city in honour of their victory.
If you attend the famous Carnival of Venice while on vacation in Italy, be sure to try their delectable sweet treats served at the festival, such as the fritola (fritters) or a slice of fried Galan cake.
The Medico della peste long beak design was actually developed by a doctor physician named Charles de Lorme in the 17th century in order to prevent the spread of the plague disease.
Now, during the Carnival of Venice, you will see many of the people on the streets wearing this particular bizarre mask with many designs and decorations added.