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The Flight of the Angel
The “Flight of the Angel” is a traditional event that goes back to the Serenissima period where an unknown guest of Venice, flying along a rope from San Marco bell tower to the middle of the square, will offer an homage to the Doge, and will be greeted by the crowded parterre of the period costumes parades of the Historical Re-enactments.
In the modern Carnival it was decided to re-present to the public, in a guise similar to the original one of the ancient Carnival, the anniversary of the Flight of the Angel, in its variant of Flight of the Columbine.
Above a festive crowd, with its eyes turned to the Bell Tower of San Marco, a mechanical bird in the shape of a dove makes, as in the past, its descent on the rope to the Doge’s Palace. At about halfway along the route, a trapdoor is opened at the bottom, which frees up countless confetti and confetti or other small gifts in the crowded Piazzetta.