Go into a mask shop and check out the workmanship and creativity. Totally amazing. That's a pic of me with my favourite mask in the shop.
Go to Venice in February for the Carnival. It is scheduled for Feb 1 thru Feb 12 in 2002.
For alot of partying, fireworks, parades in costume.
The form of the mask is modelled with clay, then a mould is made. The final mask is made from papermache and beautifully decorated. A great souvenir, even if you are not a carnival fan.
Go try on the masks in the shops! We had such fun! It wasn't until after we took a bunch of pictures that we saw the sign on the wall that said we were not allowed. Oh well we got some good pictures!