Saturday 22nd February 3:00 pm Meeting at the entrance of the Correr Museum (Piazza San Marco) for the parade (in costume) in connection with the “Corteo delle Marie”.
At 6.30 pm Traditional Concert at the Presidio Cornoldi (Riva Schiavoni) and welcome dinner for the beginnig of Carnival.
Sunday 23rd February 11:00 am - Meeting in Piazza San Marco (Correr Museum) for the traditional “volo dell’Angelo” (Angel’s Flight).
Brunch at the Luna Baglioni Hotel to spend the first Sunday of Carnival together.
Wedensday 26th February Welcome cocktail Party at Palazzo Molin del Cuoridoro thanks to the kind collaboration of Molin srl and Venice Sotheby's International Realty srl.
Thursday 27th February at 5:00 pm - meeting at the Luna Baglioni hotel for the Traditional hot chocolate.
Friday 28th February we will all be all protagonists in “Les Liaisons dangereuses” in our new entry palace Palazzo Rota - Ivancich. This a XVI century palace where Ernest Hemingway lived when in Venice. Walking through the enfilade of rooms from illuminated to shadowy spaces you will seduce and be seduced and loose yourselves in the ecstasy of the senses... Gazes meet each other, bodies touch and perfumes conflate in a sentiment of desire... the mysteries of seduction. Come and play your role in the most intriguing ball of the Carnival!
On Saturday 1st March in occasion of the prestigious Nations Parade in honor of the diplomatic body of Venice we have organized a concert in the main Salone of Ca’ Sagredo with the mezzosoprano Annie Vavrille accompanied by our member Monique Moitie-Pierre at the piano. The gondola parade will depart from the Bacino di San Marco at 3:30 pm to reach Ca’ Sagredo through the Grand Canal. The afternoon will end with a cocktail in the magnificent Salone della Musica (Music Room).
On Sunday 2nd March our “Natura Fantastica” (Fantastic Nature) will be celebrated at Palazzo Zen which will be transformed in an enchanted garden. We will be entertained first by a delicious dinner and then by the frenzy dance music and fascinating spectacles coordinated by our director extraordinaire Prince Maurice. It will be a true fairytale.
On Monday 3rd March there will be the annual meeting of all members at 11.00 am at the Meeting Room of the Presidio Cornoldi.
On Tuesday 4th March, it will take place our last great party, the International Gran Gala at Palazzo Pisani Moretta, known as the most important and magic event of the Carnival of Venice. In the splendid atmosphere of the most elegant Venetian Palace on the Grand Canal we will celebrate the end of Carnival with an effervescent evening with spectacles, dance music as well as romantic waltz balls.
The International Association for Venice Carnival is a non profit-making association.
Members come from all over the world, but membership is bound to a maximum number that cannot be increased for planning reasons: space in Venetian palaces is rather scarce and does not let us, with many regrets, extend us to an excessive number of members.
Therefore, whoever would like to join, should apply to the executive committee, which will follow all steps for the admission of the new member.
Proceeding is very easy: applicant will be included in a waiting list and will be kept informed, through the programme that the Association forwards, of all events organized.
Of course applicant will be allowed to participate, taking advantage of favourable opportunities, awaiting, as soon as place is vacant, to join by right the Association as a permanent member.
For a first contact send an e-mail to Giovanna Barbiero Bonaventura and we will be pleased to answer as soon as possible!