Saturday, February 11, 2012

Carnevale Internazionale dei Ragazzi Opens Today

The black-light arts & crafts workshop room
I thought the most fun and spontaneity of all of last year's carnevale was to be found not in Piazza San Marco but in the middle of the Giardini Pubblici, within the central exposition space of the Biennale, at the Carnevale Internazionale dei Ragazzi.

Today the third annual edition of this kids carnival opened, with a greater number of participating countries (up to 7, from 4), more workshops in various forms of creativity, live performances, free hot chocolate for the kids, free pasticcio for everyone, and free (and quite tasty) vin brule for very grateful adults. This year's theme is Favole e pensieri (Tales and Thoughts) and features free workshops in making toys from everyday and recycled materials, carnival masks and costumes, art with painted lightbulbs, puppet theatres, and music--among other things. 

And did I happen to mention that today there was free vin brule for parents?

The Carnevale Internazionale dei Ragazzi runs from today until 21 February. Admission is free, as are all workshop materials, and the hours are typically 10:00-18:00.

Much more information about it can be found at

Clouds are a visual motif of this year's edition, but these inflated ones out front were redundant today

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