Today, approximately 3 million visitors come to Venice every year for Carnival. One of the most important events is the contest for la maschera pi? bella ("the most beautiful mask") placed at the last weekend of the Carnival and juried by a panel of international costume and fashion designers. The celebrations include performing arts, music, masquerade parades, and the traditional volo dell?angelo (flying angel), all in the unique setting of some of the ancient Venetian Palaces.
Merlot is known for its soft, silky texture and approachable flavors of ripe plum, red and black cherry and raspberry. In a cool climate, you may find earthier notes alongside dried herbs, tobacco and tar, while Merlot from warmer regions is generally more straightforward and fruit-focused.