It’s carnival time in Venice again, and one the main events is the procession of the “Twelve Marys”, which starts from San Pietro di Castello and ends at Piazza San Marco.

Here are a handful of photos from the procession

There’s a lot more going on than the official procession. We had a group of Austrian musicians on full costume gatecrash our lunch at the local feeding hole:

And there is usually no scarcity of other carnival participants dress up for the party.