Part of the fun of Carnevale is checking out all the costumes. There were tons of people in these elaborate costumes wearing very intricately decorated masks. It was kind of eerie, but also very beautiful.
But it wasn't just people dressed up in traditional Venetian costumes. We saw people dressed up like animals, demons, and virtually the entire Disney cast of characters. Plus there were some cool street performers, like this guy.
It's built on a lagoon, and it's a total maze of a city. I've been there enough times to know how to get to the main spots, but I never get there the same way twice. You never realise how big it is until you walk through it.
We walked around all afternoon, and saw some really neat things. The train back home was so crowded, we had to stand for half the ride. Still, it was totally worth the effort. Next year, I might look into getting a mask of my own.