Sunday 28 January marked the official opening of the Venice Carnival. The procession of boats led by hundreds of masked rowers paraded along the Grand Canal, together with the large papier-mâché pantegana which l "exploded" in Rialto: a unique event of its kind, made up of colours, decorations, masked figures and popular songs from the lagoon. The events of the Venice Carnival street show has begun on Saturday 27th: a festival of various art shows iand will come into full swing from Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th February, and on weekdays and then from Thursday 8 February to Tuesday 13 February. «The Carnival is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the story of the young Venetian Marco Polo, which develops, between reality and fantasy, in a narrative of great charm - recalled the mayor Luigi Brugnaro.
After the success of the 2022 and 2023 editions, the Arsenale confirms itself as the protagonist of an extraordinary and exciting show on the water: “Terra incognita. Marco's amazing journey". The 30 minutes show will fill the body of water in the Darsena Grande at the Arsenale with a magic water show. A show that will make us relive the journey of Marco Polo, the young Venetian merchant protagonist of a journey to the East that lasted 24 years, which began with his departure at the age of seventeen in search of new horizons and virgin lands, guided by his desire to explore the unknown, passing through his meeting with the Mongol emperor Kublai Khan until his return to Venice after twenty-four years of discoveries and inner journey.
For even further excitement, there is the official Dinner Show of the Venice Carnival "At the Court of the Great Khan" at Ca' Vendramin Calergi, once again designed by the Venetian stylist Antonia Sautter. Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th and from 8th to 13th February 2024, among sumptuous dresses and unforgettable artistic performances, travelers will meet in the magnificent rooms overlooking the Grand Canal to converse and dine at the table and, immerse themselves in a journey "to the East" in the footsteps of Marco Polo, among Queens of the East and Emperors of foreign countries, merchants and mystical fortune-tellers. A decor reflecting a fan of colours, spicy flavours, exotic perfumes and scenic paintings with oriental dances following the imaginative journey of Marco Polo. Dinners at Ca' Vendramin Calergi are scheduled for the evenings of Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 February and from 8 to 13 February 2024, from 9 pm onwards. Pamper your palate with the rich menu prepared by the expert hands of the chefs of the Wagner Restaurant and be overwhelmed by the opulent entertainment created by Antonia Sautter.