Halloween Italian Style

Although Halloween is not celebrated in Italy, I just fell in love with the colorful and creative masks of Venice and wanted to share some shots of them along with some of my photos from Venice from my trip.  The small pink masks above immediately caught my eye!

I thought that these checkerboard design mask were rather unusual and spooky-looking!
masks are for sale everywhere,
with the more expensive and custom-made masks sold in shops hidden in the interior canals of Venice
that I sadly did not have time to explore . . .
there’s always another time!
I bought 3 of these (above) in various colors of blue, emerald, and aqua as wall decor in a bedroom.

and one more that I bought to use in the same bedroom.
I loved the feathers on this mask!
(photo taken from iPhone, so a bit blurry)

Beautiful old buildings with shuttered windows and windowsill flower planters.
ancient stone and marble sculptures and architecture
canal bridges against colorful buildings and arched windows
sculpture is everywhere and adds to the beauty of Venice
the infamous Venetian gondolas that I am saving for a future ride with my husband
beautiful metal gates lead into mysterious gardens
now this is a cool taxi . . . notice the clean, emerald green sea water.
not dirty in any way and no odor at all as some people have stated.
it was simply beautiful water!
just makes you want to sing an Italian song to someone you love!
more from Venice in future posts . . .
Have a fun and safe Halloween!
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  1. says

    Wow how stunning I just bought a mask like that is all lace black and white, these are pure art work beautiful thank you so much for sharing all these wonderful photos… xo have a great Halloween!

  2. says

    What beautiful photos, Roz. I would love to attend a Venetian Masquerade. We are dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy here. I am both humbled and grateful that I have power, although the utility shuts us down on and off, no phones/cell service, but compared to the devastation, I cannot complain. xo

  3. says

    Interestingly, the Italians celebrate “All Saints Day” tomorrow, the original Pagan way to celebrate Halloween. I understand they are starting to embrace it and you often see carved pumpkins on doorsteps now. I love the masks, they can be quite spooky themselves.
    Happy Halloween.

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