Ogni uomo mente, ma dategli una maschera e sarà sincero. Every man lies but give him a mask and he will be sincere. Oscar Wilde
Carnival in Venice. The Carnival of Venice is an annual festival, held in Venice, Italy. St Mark’s Square is the fulcrum of Carnival activities, and that’s where you’ll find the most extraordinary costumes - many hoping for a chance in the best costume competition, some aiming to be photographed, and others just enjoying themselves.