Venice, Italy is world-renowned for its festivals, especially those surrounding the Carnevale. This year the festivities began on February 8, 2020, but they are still going strong. For this author, the most interesting might just be happening February 20th through the 22nd, Thursday through Saturday. In St. Mark’s Square, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., competitors will present their costumes and masks. Winners will be announced on Sunday.


<a href=”http://Image by Ruth Archer from Pixabay“>Image by Ruth Archer for Pixabay

While costumed, you might as well attend one of the costumed dinners and balls. There’s a charge for these, of course, but you can check with your hotel to see what is still available should you be able to attend.

To get a full schedule of the events, including music, performances, and parades, click here.

If you can’t get to Venice, no problem. You can go there virtually by reading Behind The Mask.

Set in mysterious Venice, Italy, BEHIND THE MASK is an international intrigue.

Danger lurks for the woman pulled from the murky canal as Dr. Luca Viale

sets out to discover who left her there to die on the night of a masquerade ball.

Renee Johnson is the author of Behind The MaskHerald AngelsAcquisition, and The Haunting of William Gray.  She is currently working on a romantic-comedy, and a historical novel, while editing a suspense novel which has international flair–an homage to her love of travel and foreign food.  She lives on a farm in North Carolina with her husband, Tony Johnson, and two very spoiled German shepherds named Hansel and Gretel.