Carnival Mask. Venice was one of the stopping off points on the Grand Tour. Wealthy young men from more puritanical Northern European countries found the "liberal" Venitian morals very appealing. The masks were worn so that individuals could not be identified while "playing the field".
Canon 30D, 1/160s @ f/5, 24-70mm f/2.8L at 51mm ISO 1600, handheld