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Art and culture are massive in Italy with some of the most famous artist in the world originating from there. Some the great pieces of art for example are The Mona Lisa, by Leonardo da Vinci, and another one is called the Creation of Adam. The Creation of Adam is one of the scenes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel of the Vatican, painted by Michelangelo sometime between 1508 and 1512.
Italian tradition is filled with festivals celebrating saints, holidays and important events in Italian history. In Venice the celebrate Carnivale di Venezia, a two-week party in early spring. It is marked by parties, parades, live performances of music and, most famously, masquerade ball. Masks are worn throughout Carnivale, ranging from simple half-face masks to elaborate full-faced masks called bauta. Although family-friendly events are part of the celebration, the masks and the party atmosphere give Carnivale a reputation as a place where “anything goes.”
Pasta dishes with use of tomato are spread in all Italy. Traditional Central Italian cuisine uses ingredients such as tomatoes, all kinds of meat, fish, and pecorino cheese. In Tuscany pasta (especially pappardelle) is traditionally served with meat sauce (including game meat).