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Venice is and has been a tourist center for hundreds of years. As a nation focused on commerce and business, Venetians quickly realized over the years that tourism brings in money. Today tourists outnumber Venetians at an alarming level.

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Masks are a Venetian tradition. Carnivale season in the winter is a time of dress up and masquerades. Year round, you can find a variety of colorful masks decorated in a variety of styles.
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Venice may be a tourist trap, but for me it’s a city of amazing color and history!

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