The news of the Venice Carnival 2021

The magic of the Venice Carnival 2021 comes to you, wherever you are, thanks to a calendar of virtual events dedicated to its history and traditions: on 6 and 7 February and from 11 to 16 February the most anticipated and peculiar event della Serenissima will move online, entering the homes of each of us to participate and celebrate in total safety. A live streaming event that will bring fun, disguises, music and entertainment, broadcast by Ca' Vendramin Calergi. Every day, during the episodes and subsequently available on social channels, there will be insights into the "Carnival Stories" through 40 short videos made for the 2021 edition. The protagonists of the Carnival Stories will be artists, craftsmen, costume designers but also the places: museums, theaters, ateliers, mask workshops, and commercial establishments such as restaurants, bàcari, pastry shops and cafes. The idea, through the stories, is to highlight the craft and gastronomic activities to keep the identity of Venice alive, enhancing their role as interpreters of the city's traditions. With the digital innovations, the Venice Carnival 2021 remains faithful to traditions, completing the election of the Maria of the Carnival 2020 that has been pending since the last edition: Linda Pani, Maria 2019, will speak during the broadcast on February 6, illustrating the modalities of attendance delle Marie 2020. Don't miss the appointment on 7 February: the Venice Carnival will move from water to snow reaching Cortina d'Ampezzo on the occasion of the opening ceremony of the Alpine Ski World Championships.

Marie 2020 at the Venice Carnival 2021

Last year the election of the Maria of the 2020 Carnival was suspended, but to give value to the traditions and to the participants, the event will be recovered during all the events of the Venice Carnival 2021. During the broadcast on 6, 7 and from 11 to 16 February, you will be able to review the Marie selected in 2020 and then discover the winner.

Saturday 6 February: presentation of the Marie 2020 with Linda Pani, Maria 2019;

Sunday 7 February: special event dedicated to the flight of the Angel, again with the participation of Linda Pani who will wear a dress from the Nicolao Atelier;

From Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 February: ceremony dedicated to the Marie of 2020;

Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 February: election and proclamation of the Maria 2021. The Maria of Gazzettino 2020 will finally be unveiled (chosen by the readers of the newspaper last year).

Reopening of the Civic Museums of Venice

After a long wait, during the period of the Venice Carnival 2021, Venetians will be able to return to their museums: a 4-day appointment (11-12-15-16 February) with the Palazzo Ducale and Correr Museum, thought to coincide with the Carnival to offer a visit in total safety at the following times:

Palazzo Ducale

- Thursday 11 and Friday 12 February from 11:00 to 20:00;

- Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 from 11:00 to 19:00.

Correr Museum

- Thursday 11 and Friday 12 from 12:00 to 18:00;

- Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 February from 12:00 to 18:00.

Admissions will be limited and tickets can be purchased online or at the ticket offices of the Palazzo Ducale and the Correr Museum. In March, Ca' Pesaro, the Glass Museum, Palazzo Mocenigo and the Natural History Museum are scheduled to open, with times and days to be defined on the basis of the next decree. To visit the Museo del Settecento Veneziano in Ca' Rezzonico and Palazzo Fortuny, on the other hand, you will have to wait a few months given the redevelopment and restoration work started during the pandemic.

Carnival inauguration on February 6th

The first episode of the Venice Carnival in streaming will be inaugurated with a story of the origins and some of the most important traditional moments, such as the Water Procession of the Venetian Festival and the Festa delle Marie. You will also have the opportunity to attend a mask workshop of the Compagnia l'Arte dei Mascareri and one of "Fritole and Fritoleri" proposed by "Veneziaeventi".

Of course there will be connections with the Virtual Rooms. The episode will be conducted by Manuela Massimi and Giorgia Penzo of the Pantakin Theater Company.

You can follow the first day of the Venice Carnival 2021 here.