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Gallerie dell'Accademia.

Gallerie dell'Accademia

Museums, collections and galleries
Porzione della tela "Ciarlatano" di Falca Pietro detto Longhi del 1757 conservato nel Museo del Settecento Veneziano a Cà Rezzonico.

Maintaining anonymity: The Bautte

A typical Venetian disguise, considered the "national mask", which allowed the wearer to remain anonymous. By wearing a larva, the white face, distinctions no longer existed and everything was uniform: men, women, nobles, beggars or the young...

Masks and faces
Porzione della facciata della chiesa di San Simeone Grande.
Porzione dell'affresco "L'altalena di Pulcinella" di Giandomenico Tiepolo realizzato nel 1791 - 1793 e conservato nel Museo del Settecento Veneziano, a Cà Rezzonico.

The Neapolitan mask: Pulcinella

A characteristic mask from Naples that identifies with the radiance and sympathy of Southern Italy, infusing joy with its vivacity and lightheartedness. It is interesting that this jolly, cheerful and slightly deceiving character entered into the...

Masks and faces

Pantalon de’ Bisognosi

The typically Venetian mask from the Commedia dell'Arte, played by a singular and elderly merchant with a frank dialectal way of speaking. He is often depicted with a bag of money, called bezzi or palanche in the Venetian language, which highlights...

Masks and faces
Chiesa di San Cassiano a Venezia

Church of San Cassiano

Places of worship
Overview of Venetian masks. (Venipedia/Bazzmann Archive)


A time for amusement, dissolving social tensions, transgressions and of figurative representations of victories and conquests. For the Serenissima, Carnival was the period of the year in which the population was allowed to do almost anything, when...

Feasts, traditional and annual events
Particolare della Chiesa di Santo Stefano.

Church of Santo Stefano

Places of worship