A Venetian wearing a carnival mask and costume at St Mark's square in Venice on Sunday. Photo: AFP A Venetian wearing a carnival mask and costume at St Mark's square in Venice on Sunday. Photo: AFP
A Venetian wearing a carnival mask and costume at St Mark's square in Venice on Sunday. Photo: AFP

Venetians keep the magic alive as tourist-free carnival kicks off

  • Elaborately dressed couples promenaded around St Mark’s Square in the fog as Venice kicked off its carnival – without the tourists
  • Before the coronavirus pandemic, the carnival brought some US$84 million to Venice’s coffers

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A Venetian wearing a carnival mask and costume at St Mark's square in Venice on Sunday. Photo: AFP A Venetian wearing a carnival mask and costume at St Mark's square in Venice on Sunday. Photo: AFP
A Venetian wearing a carnival mask and costume at St Mark's square in Venice on Sunday. Photo: AFP
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