One of the most prominent feature that you will notice in Venice is these Venetian masks, which can be seen everywhere in shops in Venice.Venetian masks is a century old tradition in Venice which was popularised from the Carnival of Venice, which held 40 days before Easter each year. These masks are used traditionally to hide the real identity of a person, especially when people from different social class meet together.
The unique bright and shining design of Venetian masks made them an icon for its origin city of Venice. They serve as a popular souvenir for travelers who visited Venice these days. There are so many different types of designs, including Full face (Bauta), half face (Columbina), Long beak (Medico Della Peste), feminine face (Moretta) or White face (Volto).
When you walk along the streets in Venice, you will surely spot shops displaying these masks on their shopfront, like the one in my above photo. Of course there are some good and also bad one. This shopfront caught my attention with the golden colours and fine detailing of the mask design.
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