It is Venice carnival time.
The event first began in the 9th century but has been completely outlawed from the Holy Roman Emperor, Francis II from the 18th century.
The masks are available in all shapes, sizes, layouts, and colors. Some even create their own.
The principal allure to wearing a mask would be to permit yourself to become whomever you need for only a brief period.
The carnival will continue until February the 25th and it brings even more visitors to the tourist city than normal.
This season, but the scenic Italian city appears to be packed than usual.
As regional paper Il Gazzettino reports, hotels in Venice – that are inclined to be sold out within this period – earned only an average 70 percent of the rooms reserved.
According to the paper, this may be attributed to mixed anxieties over the coronavirus outbreak along with also the’acqua Alta’ (high-tide), which seriously hit Venice’s last dip, inducing important infrastructural damage.
Some events got canceled.
This year’s Venice carnival, though, will also be recalled as the very first one to utilize an extremely technological system which will count the number of tourists will walk right into particular areas at a particular period, Il Gazzettino also accounts.
Venetian government said this can help them understand more about the way tourists proceed inside the city to study how they utilize its distinct spaces.
No danger for privacy violations, however, as no facial recognition method is going to be utilized.