Carnival at the Arsenale January 30th-31st and from February 4th to 9th 2016
Carnival at the Arsenale
The Arsenale of Venice becomes the Carnival at the Arsenale when magic, theatre and sensational pyrotechnical effects animate its atmosphere. The spectacular architectures will be decorated with a scenography realized in collaboration with the Gran Teatro La Fenice and every night, starting from 7.00 pm there will be a presentation of the most picturesque masks of the Carnival, for a spectacular program. This program includes activities of entertainment by the “Riva delle Campagna” and with food and drinks of the bars by the “Fondamenta della Darsena Grande”.
The Riva delle Campane
The Marangona becomes main character of a pyrotechnical show of music and dance at the dock of the Arsenale on ancient venetian boats.
The time will be marked out by the sounds of the Serenissima, with Marangona Bell, which strokes used to ring all over the city and used to announce the beginning and the end of the work hours to the carpenters of the Arsenal.
Only for the period of the Carnival the Marangona, the only bell still existing after the collapse of the bell tower in 1902, will be there again to keep the rhythm of the Arsenal, but for the entertainment rather than for work.
The entertainment activities will continue with a live concert and from 11.15 pm “Arsenale Carnival Experience”: dj- set, music and entertainment.
Moreover every night at 9 pm “The King’s Banquet ovvero della polvere di Cipro”, the only gala dinner and official clubs of the Carnival 2016. This party will be an experience of revival of the ancient pomp of the Republic of Venice, a throwback in the ancient lagoon, when it was the real center of modern world, when the Arsenal used to shine with statues, decorations, fires and celebration of the French king, King Henric third of Valois, who was hit by its beauty.