Venice’s annual Carnevale festivities kicked off once again this weekend, with a dramatic illuminated opening show on the Cannaregio canal on Saturday night and a colourful boat procession along the Grand Canal.

Masked revellers celebrate Venice's Carnevale.

Masked revellers celebrate Venice’s Carnevale. Image by Giorgio Minguzzi / CC BY-SA 2.0

Revellers wearing masks and elaborate historical costumes filled the city’s streets and squares. Venice’s Carnevale continues until 9 February. Read more, and see the pictures: