Venice hosts an annual carnival costume Carnevale di Venezia, which is marked with the XIII century and is considered the most famous carnival in Europe.
Every year, over half a million tourists come to Venice by carnival activities - including participation in them. Venice Carnival opens the oldest festival - Festa delle Marie, which is dedicated to the liberation of the Venetian girls who were abducted by pirates from Istria.
On the main square of San Marco arranged presentation style of commedia dell'arte. There's also a carnival procession begins. On town squares with concerts, fireworks, theater stages performances on the theme of the carnival, in an ancient palace of the city are fancy-dress balls.