The Carnevale di Venezia (English: Carnival of Venice) is a festival held in the city of Venice that ends with the Christian celebration of Lent. The festival is particularly famous for its guests' elaborate carnival masks.
The Carnevale is an annual event held in Venice and believed to have started in 1162. By the time of the Italian Renaissance, it had become an official tradition of the city. Civilians and nobles alike celebrated the festival by playing games and participating in competitions, dancing, and watching performers in the streets or city squares, like Squero di San Trovaso. The environment was vibrant and people were garbed in colorful clothing and masks. The streets were filled with banners and bunting, whilst processions of people celebrated with fireworks decorating the sky.
It was during the Carnevale of 1486 that the Assassin Ezio Auditore da Firenze was able to infiltrate the private party held by his target, Venetian Doge Marco Barbarigo, and eliminate him with a Hidden Gun.
Behind the scenes
Ezio could not change outfits or capes during Carnevale.
Carnevale was featured as a background to the events depicted in the theatrical trailer for Assassin's Creed II, although the events never happened in the game.
- Assassin's Creed II (first appearance)
- Assassin's Creed: Renaissance
- Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Flashback or repressed memory)