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    Carnival of Venice 2020

    Date: 8 February 2020 - 25 February 2020

    The Carnival of Venice 2020, one of the most famous and appreciated carnivals in the world, will take place between 8 and 25 February 2020, in the beautiful city of Venice. On this occasion, for 18 days in a row, we will have the pleasure to admire many wonderful masks and costumes, worn by hundreds of thousands of people coming from all over the world to parade through the narrow streets of Venice.   SHORT HISTORY The first information about a carnival in Venice dates back to 1094, when the word carnevale was mentioned for the first time in a document signed by the Doge Vitale Faliero. Back then, the carnival was an event dedicated in particular to the people from the lower classes, who, through the anonymity guaranteed by masks, could relate with the nobility of the time. The first official document declaring the Carnival of Venice a public holiday dates back to 1296, when the Senate of the Republic set it before Lent. Starting with that moment, for the next few hundred years, the Carnival lasted six weeks, usually between December 26 and Ash Wednesday. During the 18th century, the Venice Carnival reached its maximum splendor and international Read more [...]

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    Best Mask Contest 2020

    Date: 20 February 2020 - 24 February 2020

    The Best Mask Contest is a masks competition that takes place every year in Venice during the Carnival of Venice. For the Venice Carnival 2020, the competition will be held between 20 and 22 February, with the grand final on Sunday, February 23, when the winners will be selected. Between 20 and 22 February, the competitors parade on stage will be held twice a day in the Saint Mark’s Square. The participants will challenge each other by masks and costumes, wigs, feathers and caps. On February 23, the grand final will be held on the same stage, when a jury composed of experts will select the 2 winners of the two categories: Best Masked Costume and Best Masked Costume according to the theme of the Venice Carnival 2020. On the final selection, will appear all the participants that have won the previous parades. On Monday, February 24, there will be two parades dedicated to kids. The participation in the competition is free and, if you want to compete in the Best Mask Contest 2020, you will have to fill out a form that will be available starting with December 2019 on the official website of the Carnival.

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    Dinner Show and Ball 2020 - 22 February 2020

    Date: 22 February 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 2:00 am

    The Official Dinner Show and Ball of the Venice Carnival 2020 will take place during 8 nights between 15 and 25 of February, in the Vendramin Calergi Palace, in Venice.   PROGRAM OF THE EVENT Every evening, the guests will be welcomed around 9.00 pm, and then accompanied to the main hall for a toast. Later, a placèe dinner with 5 courses will take place. An international cast of dancers, musicians and actors will create a wonderful atmosphere, entertaining the guests. After midnight, the party will be animated by live music and DJ set until 2.00 am. The guests will have access to a cocktail bar. Whoever loves gambling can also try his/her luck in the gambling room of the Casino di Venezia.   THE VENUE Ca’ Vendramin Calergi is an imposing palace on the Grand Canal, which hosts the oldest casino in the world, Casino di Venezia, established in 1638. The closest waterbus stop is San Marcuola, about 100 meters from the palace, which can be reached with the Lines 1 and 2 ACTV. On foot, there is a 15 minute walk from Piazzale Roma, or a 10 minute walk from the Santa Lucia railway station. You can also Read more [...]

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    Flight of the Eagle 2020

    Date: 23 February 2020

    Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    The Flight of the Eagle (Volo dell’Aquila) will take place on Sunday, February 23, 2020, in the last weekend of the Venice Carnival 2020.   SHORT HISTORY Starting with 2012, due to the increasing popularity of the Flight of the Angel, it was decided that another spectacular flight – the Flight of the Eagle, would take place on the following Sunday of the Carnival, from the Saint Mark’s Campanile to the stage located in the Saint Mark’s Square. Since 2012, the Flight of the Eagle has been performed by Fabrizia D’Ottavio (gymnast), Francesca Piccinini (volleyball player), Carolina Kostner (ice skater), Giusy Versace (paralympic athlete), Saturino (musician), Melissa Satta (actress) and Renzo Rosso (entrepreneur). In 2019, it was the turn of Arianna Fontana, champion of Short Track with eight Olympic medals.

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    Dinner Show and Ball 2020 - 23 February 2020

    Date: 23 February 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 2:00 am

    The Official Dinner Show and Ball of the Venice Carnival 2020 will take place during 8 nights between 15 and 25 of February, in the Vendramin Calergi Palace, in Venice.   PROGRAM OF THE EVENT Every evening, the guests will be welcomed around 9.00 pm, and then accompanied to the main hall for a toast. Later, a placèe dinner with 5 courses will take place. An international cast of dancers, musicians and actors will create a wonderful atmosphere, entertaining the guests. After midnight, the party will be animated by live music and DJ set until 2.00 am. The guests will have access to a cocktail bar. Whoever loves gambling can also try his/her luck in the gambling room of the Casino di Venezia.   THE VENUE Ca’ Vendramin Calergi is an imposing palace on the Grand Canal, which hosts the oldest casino in the world, Casino di Venezia, established in 1638. The closest waterbus stop is San Marcuola, about 100 meters from the palace, which can be reached with the Lines 1 and 2 ACTV. On foot, there is a 15 minute walk from Piazzale Roma, or a 10 minute walk from the Santa Lucia railway station. You can also Read more [...]

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    Dinner Show and Ball 2020 - 24 February 2020

    Date: 24 February 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 2:00 am

    The Official Dinner Show and Ball of the Venice Carnival 2020 will take place during 8 nights between 15 and 25 of February, in the Vendramin Calergi Palace, in Venice.   PROGRAM OF THE EVENT Every evening, the guests will be welcomed around 9.00 pm, and then accompanied to the main hall for a toast. Later, a placèe dinner with 5 courses will take place. An international cast of dancers, musicians and actors will create a wonderful atmosphere, entertaining the guests. After midnight, the party will be animated by live music and DJ set until 2.00 am. The guests will have access to a cocktail bar. Whoever loves gambling can also try his/her luck in the gambling room of the Casino di Venezia.   THE VENUE Ca’ Vendramin Calergi is an imposing palace on the Grand Canal, which hosts the oldest casino in the world, Casino di Venezia, established in 1638. The closest waterbus stop is San Marcuola, about 100 meters from the palace, which can be reached with the Lines 1 and 2 ACTV. On foot, there is a 15 minute walk from Piazzale Roma, or a 10 minute walk from the Santa Lucia railway station. You can also Read more [...]

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    Dinner Show and Ball 2020 - 25 February 2020

    Date: 25 February 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 2:00 am

    The Official Dinner Show and Ball of the Venice Carnival 2020 will take place during 8 nights between 15 and 25 of February, in the Vendramin Calergi Palace, in Venice.   PROGRAM OF THE EVENT Every evening, the guests will be welcomed around 9.00 pm, and then accompanied to the main hall for a toast. Later, a placèe dinner with 5 courses will take place. An international cast of dancers, musicians and actors will create a wonderful atmosphere, entertaining the guests. After midnight, the party will be animated by live music and DJ set until 2.00 am. The guests will have access to a cocktail bar. Whoever loves gambling can also try his/her luck in the gambling room of the Casino di Venezia.   THE VENUE Ca’ Vendramin Calergi is an imposing palace on the Grand Canal, which hosts the oldest casino in the world, Casino di Venezia, established in 1638. The closest waterbus stop is San Marcuola, about 100 meters from the palace, which can be reached with the Lines 1 and 2 ACTV. On foot, there is a 15 minute walk from Piazzale Roma, or a 10 minute walk from the Santa Lucia railway station. You can also Read more [...]

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    James Blunt – Once Upon a Mind Tour 2020

    Date: 27 March 2020

    Time: 9:30 pm to 12:00 am

    The English singer James Blunt will perform on Friday, March 27, 2020, starting with 9.30 pm, at the Kioene Arena, in Padua, as part of his Once Upon a Mind tour.   THE ARTIST James Blunt rose to fame with the release of his debut album Back to Bedlam, in 2004. The album sold over 11 million copies worldwide, was the best-selling album of the 2000s in the UK and is one of the best-selling albums in UK chart history. The most important singles from his debut album were You’re Beautiful and Goodbye My Lover. His second album, All the Lost Souls, was released in 2007, his third album, Some Kind of Trouble, in 2010, his forth album, Moon Landing, in 2013, and his fifth album, The Afterlove, in 2017. His sixth album, Once Upon a Mind, was released in 2019. To date, James Blunt sold over 20 million records worldwide. He received several awards, including two Brit Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards and two Ivor Novello Awards, as well as receiving five Grammy Award nominations.   THE VENUE Kioene Arena is an indoor sports arena located in Via S. Marco, 53, in Padua. The arena has a seating Read more [...]

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    Kraftwerk – 3-D Tour 2020

    Date: 21 May 2020

    Time: 9:30 pm to 12:00 am

    The German band Kraftwerk will perform on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at the Gran Teatro Geox, in Padua.   THE BAND The band was formed in Düsseldorf in 1970 by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider. Considered pioneers of electronic music, Kraftwerk was among the first successful acts to popularize the genre. During the 1970s, the band released some commercially successful albums like Autobahn in 1974, Trans-Europe Express in 1977 and The Man-Machine in 1978. Following the release of Electric Café in 1986, member Wolfgang Flür left the group, and the band’s other longtime percussionist, Karl Bartos, did the same in 1990. Founding member Florian Schneider departed in 2008. In 2014, the band was rewarded with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Their latest album, 3-D The Catalogue, was released in 2017, and won the Grammy Award for the Best Dance/Electronic Album in 2018.   THE VENUE Gran Teatro Geox is a covered space in Padua, inaugurated on November 7, 2009, dedicated to live shows, located near the Arena Live Ex Foro Boario. Although there are some bus stops nearby, in Via Montà, on the bus Line U11, the easiest way to reach the venue is by taxi.

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    Festa della Sensa 2020

    Date: 23 May 2020 - 24 May 2020

    Festa della Sensa 2020, one of the most evocative Venetian traditions, will take place on May 23 and 24, in Venice. The Feast of the Ascension recalls important moments in the history of the Republic of Venice, through the ceremony of the Marriage of the Sea (Sposalizio del Mare) and the various regattas that takes place on this occasion in the Venetian lagoon. Festa della Sensa is, without doubt, one of the most anticipated and appreciated events in the Venetian calendar, not only by locals, but also by tourists.   SHORT HISTORY Festa della Sensa was born on the day of the Ascension of Christ, to commemorate two very important moments in the history of Venice. The first event occurred on May 9, in the year 1000, when the Doge Pietro Orseolo defeated the Slavs who threatened Dalmatia, allowing Venice to become the absolute power of the Adriatic Sea. The second event recalls the peace treaty signed in Venice in 1177, between the Doge Sebastiano Ziani, Emperor Frederick Barbarossa and Pope Alessandro III, which marked the end of a centuries-old conflict between the Empire and the Papacy. On this occasion, the Doge received gifts from the Pope and, at the Read more [...]

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    Vogalonga 2020

    Date: 31 May 2020

    Vogalonga 2020, one of the most beloved Venetian sporting events, will take place on May 31, in Venice. Vogalonga is a race of boats rowing around the islands of the lagoon, up to the island of Burano, over a total distance of 30 kilometers. This marathon of non-motorized boats does not have winners, or if you want, winners are all those who participate. Both a non-competitive boat race and a manifest against motor-powered boats which pollute the lagoon, Vogalonga gathers every year in Venice thousands of participants. Anyone can participate in the race, young and old, locals and people from all over the world, men and women alike.   SHORT HISTORY The history of Vogalonga began in 1974, when a group of friends organized a small race in the waters of the Venetian lagoon. Among them, perhaps the most fervent promoter of the event was Lauro Bergamo, who was the director of Il Gazzettino newspaper. The first Vogalonga took place on May 8, 1975, the day of the Festa della Sensa, when the race began in front of the Doge’s Palace, on a signal given by a cannon-shot. 45 years ago, in the first edition of the race held on Read more [...]

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    Lana del Rey – Norman Fucking Rockwell! Tour 2020

    Date: 9 June 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The American singer Lana del Rey will perform in Verona, on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at the Arena di Verona, as part of her Norman Fucking Rockwell! tour.   THE ARTIST Elizabeth Woolridge Grant was born in New York City and raised in Upstate New York. In 2005, she returned to New York to embark on her music career. After the release of her debut album entitled Lana del Rey in 2010, she rose to fame in 2011, after the viral success of her debut single Video Games. In the same year, she signed with Interscope and Polydor. Her second album, Born to Die, released one year later, proved an international success. Also in 2012, Del Rey released the Grammy-nominated EP Paradise. The next year, Del Rey ventured into film as she wrote, directed and starred in the short music film Tropico. Del Rey subsequently released her sophomore album, Ultraviolence, in 2014, to critical success, topping the charts. In 2015, she released the critically acclaimed Honeymoon and, in 2017, her fifth album, Lust for Life, which was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album. Del Rey’s sixth studio album, Norman Fucking Rockwell, was released on August 30, Read more [...]

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    Tones and I – The Kids Are Coming Tour 2020

    Date: 24 June 2020

    Time: 9:30 pm to 12:00 am

    The Australian singer Tones and I will perform on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at the Roman Theater (Teatro Romano), in Verona.   THE ARTIST Toni Watson, known under the stage name Tones and I, released her debut single, Johnny Run Away, on March 1, 2019. Her second song, Dance Monkey, released on May 10, 2019, reached number one on the official music charts of 27 countries. Tones and I released her debut EP, The Kids Are Coming, on August 30, 2019.   THE VENUE The Roman Theater of Verona, located at the foot of the San Pietro Hill, near the Adige river, is considered the most important Roman theater in the northern Italy. Since 1948, during the summer season, the venue is home to the Verona Summer Theater and the Verona Jazz Festival. The closest bus stop is in Via Santo Stefano 14, about 150 meters away, on the bus Lines 31, 32, 33, 73, 91, 101, 103, 104, 105 and 107.

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    KISS – The End of the Road World Tour 2020

    Date: 13 July 2020

    Time: 9:15 pm to 12:00 am

    The American band KISS will perform in Verona on Monday, July 13, 2020, at the Arena di Verona, as part of their End of the Road World Tour 2020.   THE BAND The band was formed in 1973 in New York City by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss and Ace Frehley. The band, known for its members’ face paint and stage outfits, rose to prominence in the second half of the 1970s. Over time, the band has gone through several lineup changes, with Stanley and Simmons the only remaining original members. Today, besides them, the band includes Singer and Tommy Thayer. With over 100 million records sold worldwide, KISS is one of the best-selling bands of all time. In 2014, the four original members of KISS were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.   THE VENUE Arena di Verona is a Roman amphitheater located in the historical center of Verona, in Piazza Bra. The Arena is one of the best preserved amphitheaters in the world, the eighth Roman amphitheater in the world by size and the fourth among those located in Italy. Arena di Verona is located in Piazza Bra, about 1.5 kilometers from the Verona Read more [...]

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    Festa del Redentore 2020

    Date: 18 July 2020 - 19 July 2020

    Festa del Redentore 2020, one of the most important events in the Venetian calendar, will take place in the weekend of July 18-19, in Venice. The event, held every year in the third weekend of July, was at first a purely religious feast. Over time, profane elements were added to the religious manifestations, and today the celebration includes a party, a regatta and one of the most impressive fireworks display in the world.   SHORT HISTORY Between 1575 and 1577, a merciless plague killed about one-third of Venice’s population. The epidemic spread rapidly throughout the city and was difficult to control due to the precarious conditions in which the people were living and to a high population density. In 1576, the Venetian Senate commissioned a church dedicated to Jesus the Redeemer (Il Redentore), hoping to get rid of the disease. A year later, in July, the city was declared cured, and the Venetians initiated a new celebration called Festa del Redentore (Feast of the Redeemer). Today, on the occasion of the feast, a bridge is built across the Giudecca Canal, between Zattere and the Giudecca Island. The people cross the bridge in a short pilgrimage to the beautiful church of Read more [...]

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    Simple Minds – 40 Years of Hits Tour 2020

    Date: 4 August 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm

    The Scottish band Simple Minds will perform in Verona, on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at the Arena di Verona, as part of their 40 Years of Hits Tour 2020.   THE BAND Simple Minds was formed in 1977, in Glasgow. The current lineup of the band consists of the two remaining original members – Jim Kerr (vocals) and Charlie Burchill (electric & acoustic guitars, saxophone and violin), and the more recent members – Ged Grimes (bass guitar), Cherisse Osei (drums), Sarah Brown (backing vocals) and Gordy Goudie (additional guitar & keyboards). Simple Minds became best known internationally for their hit Don’t You (Forget About Me), released in 1985. Their other prominent hit singles include Alive and Kicking and Belfast Child. They were the most commercially successful Scottish band of the 1980s and, over the course of their career, they sold more than 60 million albums.   THE VENUE Arena di Verona is a Roman amphitheater located in the historical center of Verona, in Piazza Bra. The Arena is one of the best preserved amphitheaters in the world, the eighth Roman amphitheater in the world by size and the fourth among those located in Italy. Arena di Verona is located in Read more [...]