Carnevale di Venezia (The Venice Carnival)

Carnevale di Venezia (The Venice Carnival)

Go as a group and wear costumes

Ten of us rented an apartment together instead of getting hotel rooms. Click here to see details of the apartment. I highly recommend traveling with friends during Carnivale. We had a blast!

One of the things I didn’t expect was to have my picture taken…alot! I’m used to being on the other side of the camera. But since I was in costume, along with my friends, it took us around two hours to cross St. Mark’s Square because everyone was stopping us to take our picture.

We didn’t go to any of the balls….way too expensive (around $800 each, in most cases). But we did manage to get into the exclusive Florian…only those in costume were allowed in, in most cases. I felt like we were with the elite!

If you like to take photographs, get up at a little before dawn and head over to the piazza di San Marco where you’ll have the est light to photograph dozens of people in costume. The costumes during the day tend to be full mask and more “costumey” whereas at night they are more 18th century.

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