Triumph of food at Venice Carnival 2015
The Carnival of Venice: “the gluttonous festival” to celebrate Expo 2015. The Carnival of Venice pays tribute to Expo 2015 with a program dedicated to food.
From January 31 until February 17 2015, Venice will be animated by festivals, performances, shows and events related to wine and food. Food and Carnival are linked in an obvious way, Carnival being the celebration of the recklessness and the pleasure of food – said the artistic director of the Venetian Carnival, Mr. Rampello – food is joy and abundance”. During this edition, we will emphasize the essence of this festival – he concluded – and of man’s relationship with food.
The San Marco square will be embellished with triumphs of food and garlands of vegetables; theatrical productions and revivals will give attention to the relationship of Venice with food; markets, large banquets. Special openings, exhibitions, iconographic itineraries focused on the food in the holy places; theatrical plays and comedies.
The relationship with food will become a real show: the competition of who wares “the most beautiful mask” has the theme of food, so we will see many masks inspired by a fruit, a plate, a recipe.
Saturday, January 31 is the opening of the festival, with a nouveau cirque company celebrating water and rivers. The following day will be all about the historical parade of boats; the public will have the possibility to taste traditional Venetian food along the River Rio di Cannaregio.
Saturday, February 7th opens the Gran Teatro of San Marco Square, the setting of all the Carnival events: the Festa delle Marie, a historical parade with twelve ladies in beautiful costumes of the Renaissance age.
Sunday, February 8th the famous “Volo dell’Angelo”, with a lady flying in a spectacular way from the San Marco tower to the center of the square. Shows will follow by night, with fireworks and water fountains.
From Thursday 12th to Tuesday 17th February, an explosion of events, parties, fashion shows, making the Carnival of Venice, once again, the event of the month in Italy.