Venice Carnival

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


The Venice carnival is just a little over a month away and I can't stop daydraming about it. The last time Balazs and I went to Venice was four years ago and those photos are from that time. If you ever been there then you'll probably agree that the city feels so energized, incredibly festive and insanely busy. My jaw droped each time I saw one of those beautiful costumes (imagine the effort they had to put into it). Have you even been to Venice during the carnival season? How did you like it?  xoxo

Ps: We were really lucky with the weather. It was sunny all the way through.

43 comments:

{av} said...

I'd be daydreaming of that trip too...sigh. You have to report back next month! xoxo {av}

Katie Jo said...

I dream of visiting Venice someday...

Diana Mieczan said...

The last couple had two little dogs and even though you can't see it at the photo, both puppies were fully dressed up to match the theme:)

Stacey said...

I've been to Venice a couple times, but not during carnival season. It looks like a great event, for sure! XX

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

I've never been but it looks lovely!! perhaps one day :)

Erika Lee Sears said...

Looks completely amazing! I love those little dogs. :)

im zoe said...

i adore Venice, it been somewhere me and my family have been many times, as it was where my grandparents went for there honeymoon.
Its the most amazing place ever but i have never been at carnival season!!! crazy or what.
But your so right about the way the city feels, so i can only imagine what its like when the festival is on.

Zoe x

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Great trip I'm sure~such details on the costumes~ the pups are too cute!!

xo*

Amanda* said...

Amazingggg!

Evie said...

I am so jealous! When I was studying in Italy, the weekend that I was supposed to go to Venice I sprained my ankle really badly(not a big surprise with all of those crazy stones and bricks in the Rome sidewalks) and I couldn't go!

Jess said...

Never been to anything like this!! Jealous...

xo

Mandee said...

I have been to Venice but not during the Carnival! It looks amazing. I love the canals in Venice and the overall atmosphere.

quintessence said...

Amazing pageantry - I can only imagine. And the dogs!!

style'n said...

oh I have been and I love it there..would love to go back to any place in Italy! Love these images...so fun and colorful

Heart Charlie said...

Awesome photos! I love the costumes ;)

Brittany H. said...

Gosh, that reminds me of Mardi Gras in New Orleans a little bit. I'll bet it was a great time.

Helena said...

This looks amazing! So much eye candy!

Abby said...

Lucky! I've never been to Venice, period.

Bionica said...

wow the costumes are so ornate
love it!!!

-Bionica

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

I can not believe how detailed they are, so beautiful. i would love love to go to Venice.....jealous

shari @ little blue deer said...

This looks SO amazing, you are one lucky girl! XX!

Taylor said...

wow, looks so detailed and intriguing..

have a great week
taylor

Croatian_Latina said...

I love how the photos you captured are all of 'couples'. so much detail. I went to Venice several years ago but it was during the month of May. I don't blame you for daydreaming about the trip you made there!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Wow, it would be so cool to see that. I hope you get lots more pictures to share with us.

Vinda Sonata said...

yeah, the efforts must be awesome !
i love the details of the costume. festive and fantasy-like.
thanks for sharing the gorgeous pics, diana !

Melanie's Randomness said...

That is soo cool!! It reminds me of Italy in Epcot Center at Disney World. They have people dressed like this for night shows! This must have been a sight!! =)

Melanie's Randomness

Christianna said...

Awesome post! I love all these great costumes. What an adventure it must be!

P.S. check your e-mail!

naomi said...

wow i love your blog!!

finally hatachi

Oh, My Darling said...

Wow, that must've been an amazing experience!

Alely L. said...

hi diana! sorry to be so out of the loop these past few months. nope, i've never been to venice but would love to go someday!

happy new year friend!

Anait said...

I've been to Venice once, not during carnival season, but it was MAGICAL. It's true what they say...you can't discover Venice until you let yourself get lost!

Kristina said...

Ah, you know how much I adore Venice.. but I have never been to Carnival season yet...
Have a nice day, Kristina

Lady Sophia's Lover said...

You arise beauteous in the horizon of the heavens
Oh living Aten who creates life.
When you shine forth in the Eastern horizon you fill every land with your beauty.
You are so beautiful: you are great; gleaming and high over every land.
Your rays embrace the lands and all you have created;
You are Re and reach out to all your creations, and hold them for your beloved Son.
You are afar, but your rays touch the earth;
Men see you, but know not your ways.

Thanks...wonderful girl!

this free bird said...

I've been to Venice, but not during Carnival. Lucky you!!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Such fancilful and fun pictures!

Marisa Midori said...

I was lucky enough to visit Venice in high school and, quite frankly, became obsessed. Would love to go back during Carnival!

Krystal said...

Oh my!! Maybe i should go!!! Luzern is also crazy during carnival time...festivities are already beginning around here!

La Feem said...

That's fantastic you're going, how fun!!! xo

LyddieGal said...

awwww venice is beautiful! i wish i were going there during carnival!

Chic on the Cheap

Diana Mieczan said...

That sounds really fun, Krystal:) I need to visit Luzern one day.

Punctuation Mark said...

you got me daydreaming with these images!!!

Café Bellini said...

I would LOVE to go. Where do they get their costumes from?!

christy said...

That looks like so much fun!

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