VENICE CARNIVAL 2014

VENICE CARNIVAL 2014

From: 14-02-2014 To: 04-03-2014

VENICE CARNIVAL 2014: the WONDERFUL and FANTASTIC SIDE of NATURE in a fairy tale CARNIVAL – THE FANTASTIC FOREST

The 2014 Venice Carnival will be a great festival dedicated to the fabulous, the marvellous and the fantastic: a Carnival composed of fantasy and nature. The objective will be to use individual and urban masks to inspire the public at the party to rediscover the importance of the fantastic, whether popular or cultured, esoteric or didactic, in the relationship between humans and the environment.

In Venice, the 2014 will Carnival be represent a veritable encyclopaedia of fantasy: a huge morphological map of human creativity free from constraints and happy to explore nature and its mysteries, taking the form of shapes, sounds and attitudes, free to travel through the minds of our ancestors as well as those of our children. For the city of Venice and its numerous cultural institutions, it is an opportunity to contextualise the presence of the fantastic the Veneto and lagoon region: from the Cansiglio woods to the peaks of the Alps, from the vegetable plots and orchards of Garda to the lagoon valleys, from the islands of the ultramarine East to the Armenian, Turkish and Greek Fondaci (combined inns and market-places).

Carnival of Venice highlights:

Friday 14th February: Prologue, Valentine’s Day

Saturday 15th February: Opening of the Venetian Festival with a show, Cannaregio

Sunday 16th February: Boat pageant – Grand Canal – Cannaregio

Saturday 22nd February: The traditional “Festa delle Marie”

Sunday 23rd February: Flight of the Angel

Saturday 1st March: Float parade, Marghera

Sunday 2nd March: Flight of the Eagle and Flight of the Donkey, Mestre

Tuesday 4th March: Flight of the Lion and Prize Giving Ceremony for the “Maria” of the Carnival 2014

From 22nd February to 4th March: Best Masked Costume contest

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