The unique Carnival of Venice is really close because the railway station in Montegrotto Terme is only 2 km far from our hotel and in 40 minutes journey you will literally be surrounded from masks and events! 

CARNIVAL OF VENICE: THE PROGRAMM

16th February 2019: Big opening with water parade on the Rio di Cannaregio

17th February 2019: Festa Veneziana on the water – Second Part from 10:30 to 13:00 on Rio di Cannaregio

Every day from 24th February to 3rd March: Best Mask Contest – daily contest, from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm. on Piazza San Marco 

23rd February 2019: Festa delle Marie – The Parade, from 2.30 pm to 4.00 pm. The traditional “Festa delle Marie” will start at San Pietro di Castello and it will reach San Marco stage at 4.00 pm, where the twelve “Marias” will be introduced to the crowd waiting for them. It evokes the homage that the Venetian Doge offered every year to twelve beautiful but humble venetian girls, offering them magnificent jewels as a bridal dowry. The “Festa delle Marie” is articulated in different days and it is the opportunity to admire the traditional venetian period costumes. The event will be inaugurated Saturday 23rd of February, with the parade of the twelve girls selected in the previous weeks.

24th February 2019: the "flight of the Angel", from 11.00 am to 12.00 pm on Piazza San Marco. It is a traditional event that goes back to the Serenissima period where an unknown guest of Venice, flying along a rope from San Marco bell tower to the middle of the square, will offer an homage to the Doge, and will be greeted by the crowded parterre of the period costumes parades of the Historical Re-enactments.
As a conclusion, the embrace of the Angel and the Doge will smooth the atmosphere of a square galvanized by scenographical effects always appreciated by the Italian and international networks. The girl winner of the 2018 edition of the “Festa delle Marie” (Marie contest), will be the Angel of the new Carnival 2019.

3rd March 2019: the "Eagle's flight” from 11.00 am to 12.00 pm. on Piazza San Marco. It will be another spectacular flight from St. Mark’s bell tower to the Carnival stage.

5th March 2019: the “Svolo del Leon” (the Lion's flight) from 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm. on Piazza San Marco. Celebrating the highest tribute to the Leone di San Marco, symbol of the city, as a lion painted on a large canvas will fly up to the bell tower over the audience in the square.
To welcome him, on stage of San Marco, twelve young ladies from Venezia, the “Marie” will greet the flag. The event is a ritual full of emotions, to say goodbye to the 2020 Venice Carnival.

Also on 5th March: the Festa delle Marie Award Ceremony. At 4.00 pm there will be the crowining ceremony of this Carnival’s winning Maria on Piazza San Marco. 

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