The carnival of Venice in 2011 will be dedicated to the unification of Italy and to women, and the festival will last a week more than usual . The final event will be the regatta rowing boats along the Grand canal, which on such a solemn occasion will be lit only by candles. The building of the Venice casino, CA’ the Vendramin Calergi, appointed one of the centers of the organizing Committee.
The theme of the carnival has identified two calendar events: in 2011 marks 150 years of the unification of Italy and the last day of the carnival, Tuesday, coincides with International women’s day i.e. 8th March. And the name “the feeling sissy” (Italian for ” Da Senso a Sissi “) refers to one of the masterpieces of Luchino Visconti, the film “Sense”, a film in 1954, and to the image of Austrian Empress Elisabeth of Bavaria, known in Europe as a diminutive of the name Cissy is a sample of the manners and refinement of the nineteenth century.
The main program of the carnival will begin on Saturday, February 26, and will run until Tuesday, March 8, with a two-day prologue in prior to the main festival weekend, February 19-20. The organization of the carnival this season entrusted to Venezia Marketing & Eventi , and artistic Director selected David Rampello with many years of invaluable Continue reading