Neither of us have ever been to Venice during Carnavale, and we figured it was something to see at least once in a lifetime.
We decided to make it a day trip from Milan on the Saturday before Fat Tuesday. We caught the 8.30am train from Milano Centrale station and settled in for the 2.5 hour trip. The train was full that morning, with many of the passengers heading to Venezia.
When we arrived around 11am, Carnavale was already on in full force. I was worried that the tourists would outnumber the masks and costumes, but fortunately my fears were put to rest. There was plenty of colorful costumes to look at. I got to take alot of pictures and the crowds were actually not too bad.
Here are some of the better ones. Enjoy!