At last, one of the most eagerly awaited festivities of the year is approaching: the carnival. This festivity is celebrated practically everywhere in the world, but in some places it is lived in a more intense way. For example, who does not know the samba schools of Brazil and the great parade of Rio de Janeiro. As for Europe, the Venice Carnival is undoubtedly one of the best known. Every year the city dresses up and gathers millions of tourists acclaimed for their costumes, parades and, of course, masks. But how did these precious masks come about? What do they mean? Let’s find out!