Carnival is officially starting tomorrow but everybody is getting into the spirit of things, including the glamour granny. I think that the combination of Venice’s background with the historical costumes and unbelievable masks make for a carnival like no other in the world.
What’s more..everybody is at least wearing some piece of costume or a mask and walking around as if they do this every day of their life. I needed to try on my gown and mask for the opening ball and held my breath hoping I would fit into it. Just let me reveal a little secret: it takes no less than two ‘dressers’ to get into the hoop (and close it) and then to pull the dress over everything which is underneath.
When I went outside at the foot of the Rialto Bridge it caused quite a stir. Many tourists who happened past stopped and took pictures.
Night is falling and out comes the ‘walking around’ mask. More and more costumes appear in the streets, alleys and piazzas of Venice, transforming the entire city into a theater stage.
See for yourselves and enjoy.