An unusual itinerary between theatrical literature and curious tales of Venice in the 18th Century. We visit Ca’ Centani, the Gothic palace where the great Venetian playwright Carlo Goldoni grew up, in the district of San Polo. His birthplace houses now an interesting museum dedicated to Carlo Goldoni, giving an idea of life in Venice in the 18th Century with an intact puppet theatre with several puppets, pieces of furniture, clothing and masks.
Carnival starts in Venice and the rowing clubs arrange a mocking event of the better known Flight of the Angel, called The rise of the Rat. Colourful boats along the Grand Canal reach the Canal Cannaregio, rowers in fun costumes and masks participate and join the residents in a lively social event at the end, eating and drinking together
Venetians love good food and during Carnival they enjoy making and eating ‘fritole’, a delicious sort of pastry made of a pasta similar to bignè. Discover with BestVeniceGuides the recipe (sugar, flour, eggs, raisins, pine nuts and tasty fillings), but also the different meanings of this dialect word.