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If you follow us on Twitter or Instagram, you already know what this post is about...CARNEVALE!
We drove to the Venezia Mestre train station and caught the train over to the main island. Unfortunately the first train to arrive ended up getting cleared off for some reason...I'm assuming mechanical issues. Everyone ran from that train to the one a few tracks over and packed it full. And I mean PACKED. Will and I wiggled onto one and it was wall to wall people. I was starting to panic, but the doors closed so I sucked it up. Suddenly they opened again and three more people jumped on. I seriously panicked right then. One lady hooked her arm around Will's and hoisted herself up and mashed into us. I was starting to really freak out from claustrophobia and I was pissed that she was holding onto my husband. So I un-pried her hand from my husband's arm and pushed her backwards. She just grinned and wiggled into the crowd on the train. Will wrapped his arm around me and had to keep me calm during the ride.
Once we got to Venice, it was a little better in terms of personal space...but it was no less crowded. Right outside the station there were dozens of face painters set up and a good amount of them were busy with customers. Boys, girls, women, men...everyone was getting masks painted on.
|The main stage in Piazza San Marco|
|Basilica San Marco|
|Flag bearer for the drummers|
I love how festive the whole city was. Decorations hanging off buildings and confetti all over the place. I had a blast! We might try to go back again next weekend. But we might try to check out some of the nearby towns too.
|The waters were busy with boats and gondolas|