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il carnevale di Venezia      the Venice Carnival  
Carnevale is the name given to the period between Epiphany (6 January) and the beginning of Lent, when people throw parties, put on processions with spectacular floats, build bonfires in the "piazze" and dress up infabulous costumes and masks. Building to a peak just before Lent, Carnevale culminates in the festivities of Martedì grasso (Shrove Tuesday). The most famous are the Carnevale di Viareggio with its parade of allegorical floats and the Carnevale di Venezia with open-air shows and balls in the city's squares.  
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"carnevale": examples and translations in context
Dimentichi che sono un clinico osservatore del carnevale umano. You forget you're dealing with a clinical observer of the human carnival.
Be', abbiamo allestito il carnevale. Well, we finally got the carnival set up.
Datti un'occhiata, in un vecchio costume da carnevale. Take a look at yourself here, in a worn-out Mardi Gras outfit.
Io ci sono andato a quel carnevale. I've been to the Mardi Gras.
Allora, piccioncini, siete diretti al carnevale? So, you two lovebirds headed for Carnaval?
Io odio la neve e il carnevale. I hate snow and the carnival.
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