Carnevale 2012 kicks off tomorrow in St. Mark's square at 6pm with a special toast, with wine flowing from a large fountain that is constructed specially for Carnevale. There are a few other events over the weekend, then things are quiet until Feb 11 when things really get going. Here are some photos of prior years costumes to give you a taste of what's to come - soon! While St. Mark's square is a sea of humans during Carnevale, it's worth being jostled for a few hours just to be able to enjoy the sights.
This little guy looks like he's had all the fun he could take.
And these two are in about the same shape!
At the end of the day, the streets of Venice are covered with confetti. Oftentimes, you can still see confetti on the streets well into March.