Calendar of events
Carnival of Venice 2001
 
Friday February 23th
   

Piazza san Marco, 3.30 p.m. :

MASQUERADE BALL

Hundred of masks will dance the waltz following an Austrian Orchestra. Everybody in costume is invited to participate at this unforgettable event.

 

Piazza San Marco, 5 p.m. :

COSTUME SHOW

The presentation of the most beautiful masks of the Carnival is one of the most attended moments of this time.

 

Palazzo mocenigo at St. Stae, 7.30 pm:

A RECEPTION AT DOGE MOCENIGO (FRIDAY and SATURDAY)

 

Your journey through time will start at 6.30 pm in St. Mark´s Square, where you´ll go aboard a reserved boat to sail along the Canal Grande to Palazzo Mocenigo, the former residence of one of the most important families of the Venetian patriciate, seven members of which became Doges between 1414 and 1778. Since 1985 Palazzo Mocenigo is the Museum of the History of Fabrics and Costumes. At Palazzo Mocenigo you´ll be received by Doge Alvise IV and his Court : he will introduce to you the history and the secrets of his family with the support of the refined and amazing art of silhouette. This all is "A reception at Doge Mocenigo", a magic evening that, thanks game of involvement, will revive emotions and pastimes of Venetians in ancient Repubblica Serenissima. Afterwards will be offered a cocktail to you, with tipical wines of ancient estate of Doge "Marca Trevigiana" and hot venetian "cicheti e dolzeti". And don´t forget, before to leave the Palace, your personal silhouette, so you´ll take with you a touch of your evening in Palazzo Mocenigo.

 

Palazzo Donà delle Rose, 20.30:

PARTY OF THE ASSOCIAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE PER IL CARNEVALE DI VENEZIA

 
In a wonderful palace not usually open to the public, the most active Association supporting the Carnival of Venice, organise its traditional lively party.
 

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