NEWS & EVENTS
The term Ferragosto is derived from the Latin expression Feriae Augusti (Augustus' rest), which is a celebration introduced by the emperor Augustus in 18 BC. This was an addition to already extant ancient RomanFestivals which fell in the same month, which celebrated the harvest and the end of a long period of intense agricultural labor. The ancient Ferragosto, in addition to obvious self-celebratory political purposes, had the purpose of linking the main August festivities to provide a longer period of rest, called Augustali, which was felt necessary after the hard labour of the previous weeks.
The Catholic Church celebrates this date as a Holy Day of Obligation to comemorate the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - hwat they believe to be actual physical elevation of her sinless soul and incorruptible body in to Heaven.27/08/2014
The 71st International Venice Film Festival will run 27th August to 6th September 2014, directed by Alberto Barbera.
Even now the Regata Storica is one of the most spectacular, picturesque and moving events of Venetian life, capable of both charming the tourists and exciting the locals. A historical procession commerorates the welcome give to Caterina Cornaro, wife of the king and Queen of Cyprus, in 1489 after she renounced her throne in favour of Venice. It is a procession of 16th century style boats, with the famous Bucintoro, the boat repressinting th Serenissima Republic of Venice, at its head.
Then comes the competition. The spectators partecipate cheering the partecipants throughout the whole race.
The 58th International Festival of Contemporary Music will run 3 to 12 October 2014, directed by Ivan Fedele.
In recent editions, the Sala delle Colonne at Ca’ Giustinian established itself as a greatly appreciated venue for chamber concerts, due to the extensive renovation carried out on the acoustics of the hall.
The Venice Marathon is not only about running but mostly about solidarity.
PENTECOSTE AND VOGALONGA
INTERNATIONAL BIENNALE OF ARCHITECTURE
FESTA DELLA REPUBBLICA
FESTA DELLA SENSA
1ST OF MAY
SU E ZO PER I PONTI
GONDOLA IN VENICE
69TH VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
AMERICAS CUP IN VENICE
CARNIVAL IN VENICE
ANSELM KIEFER. SALT OF THE EARTH
APP FOR IPHONE/IPAD
54TH INTERNATIONAL ART EXIBITION
PALAZZO FORTUNY - TRA
LA FESTA DELLA SALUTE
INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL
FONDAZIONE PRADA _ CA’ CORNER DELLA REGINA
ILEANA SONNABEND. AN ITALIAN PORTRAIT
VENICE FILM FESTIVAL
FESTA DEL REDENTORE
FESTA DELLA SENSA
ARSENALE DELLA DANZA
WORLD POKER TOUR 2011
ITEMS OF RECOVERED HERITAGE
REGATA DELLE BEFANE