From 11 February 2012 to 21 February 2012
From February 11th to 21st 2012
THE GRAN THEATRE IN ST. MARK’S SQUARE
This year too, on the occasion of Venice Carnival 2012, a big Theatre will be set up in St. Mark’s Square.
The “Grand Theatre” will be the heart of one of the most famous events in the world. Besides the traditional shows, such as the “Angel Flight”, the “Festa delle Marie” (or “Feast of Marie”) and the “More Beautiful Mask”, it will also host performances of the most innovative companies, including shows of choreographic companies and circus-theatre shows. The programme of the evening events to be held in St. Mark’s Square will include dances, parties with early evening aperitif entertainment and Dj sets to accompany electrifying happy hours.
From 13 December 2011 to 30 April 2012
Until 30th April 2012
Museum of glass, Murano Island
On 9th December 2011, on the Island of Murano, in the Museum of Glass, was inaugurated the exhibition “1861-2011: UN’ISOLA, UN’ARTE, UN MUSEO”[one island, one art, one museum], a great retrospective exhibition on the art of glass-making, which allows visitors to learn about the history and life of this Venetian island, famous all over the world for its glass works of art.
In 1861 an archive that held information on the long history of glass making in Murano was created. The archive had a museum section as well, which soon became the most important section because many glass items (ancient and modern) produced in the island were donated by the owners of the kilns. To mark the 150th anniversary of the creation of the archive, a great exhibition containing almost two hundred items was opened. The items were made in the last 150 years and are the most significant elements in the museum’s collection. They are an example of the unique skills of their creators.
The exhibition includes items shown during the Biennale exhibitions and creations by master glass makers and glass factories that had not been previously exhibited. There will also be new donations, which have increased the museum’s collection of XX century items.
From 13 December 2011 to 21 February 2012
Campo San Polo
Open until 21st February 2012
On December 2011, in Campo San Polo, the largest ice skating rink ever set up in Venice was inaugurated. It will be open to the public until Carnival end, 21st February 2012.
There is a 450 square metre egg-shaped rink, surrounded by a ‘village of stalls’, a traditional Christmas market, with locally made arts-and-crafts items and food and wine.
Opening hours: Mondays to Thursdays from 3 pm to 7 pm, Fridays from 3 pm to 9 pm, Saturdays from 11 am to 9 pm, Sundays from 11 am to 7 pm. There will be special prices and special season tickets (10 entries) and ice skates to rent.
From 18 October 2011 to 22 January 2012
Until 22 January 2012
The exhibition “VENICE AND EGYPT”, held in the enchanting Sala dello Scrutinio in the Doge’s Palace, will be open to the public until 22nd January 2012.
It is an unmissable opportunity to learn more about the history of the ancient, intense, long-lasting and continuous relations between the Most Serene Republic of Venice and the other Mediterranean countries, here represented by one of the most important Mediterranean civilisations, Egypt. There are more than 300 priceless items of outstanding beauty to admire.
From 18 October 2011 to 31 December 2013
The 2012 and 2013 Season in the La Fenice Theatre (presented to the public a few weeks ago) has a packed schedule with plenty of surprises, in which tradition and innovation mix.
The 2012 opera season has fourteen operas and 105 shows, from January to September, including Lou Salomé (Giuseppe Sinopoli), The fortunate Deception and Opportunity makes a thief (Gioachino Rossini), Thus do they all (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart), The Threepenny opera (Bertold Brecht), The Sleepwalker (Vincenzo Bellini) and Powder Her Face (Thomas Adès).
The 2012-2013 opera season has twelve operas and 101 shows, from November 2012 to October 2013, including Othello (Giuseppe Verdi), Tristan and Iseult (Richard Wagner), The bandits (Giuseppe Verdi), The Barber of Seville (Gioachino Rossini), La bohème (Giacomo Puccini), The Makropulos Affair (Leoš Janáček) and an Italian contemporary drama (to be defined).
From 18 October 2011 to 6 January 2012
Until 6th January 2012
An unmissable exhibition, in which the famous VENETIAN PEARLS will be on show, will be open in the Museo del Vetro [Museum of Glass] on the island of Murano until 6th January 2012.
The market for these glass items was considerable between the 1800s and the 1950s and the pearls were in great demand in distant places such as America and Africa, because they were supposed to ward off bad luck. The exhibition is dedicated to the most famous glass company making these jewels, ERCOLE MORETTI e f.lli, which still exists.
From 10 February 2012 to 20 February 2012
February 10 – 20, 2012
During the 2012 Carnival Season Venice will be the European capital of drama. This year’s theme, as suggested by the title “LA VITA E’ TEATRO. TUTTI IN MASCHERA” [Life is theatre. Everybody dress up] is about transferring everyday life onto the stage.
From 31 August 2011 to 10 September 2011
The 68° International Film Festival of Venice, that kicks off at the end of this month on August 31st and last up to September 10th 2011, shall have a whole host of world premieres including Tomas Alfredson’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights, George Clooney’s The Ides of March, David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method and Abel Ferrara’s apocalyptic drama 4:44 Last Day on Earth, with the above films also in the running for the festival’s main prize – the Golden Lion. The extremely rich program of the Festival includes 5208 films, with 2511 feature films, 566 middle length films and 2131 short length films. Other new screenings of note include Steve McQueen’s follow up to 2008′s superb Hunger, entitled Shame, Al Pacino’s latest project behind the camera Wilde Salome, the return of controversial auteur Roman Polanski with Carnage and Steven Soderbergh’s viral outbreak thriller Contagion, starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow and our very own Kate Winslet. Oh, and Madonna is back with a biography of everyone’s least favourite American icon Wallis Simpson – AKA the one-time Duchess of Windsor, in the efficiently titled W.E. The Film Festival shall have 3 different sections with 22 movies on the main prize, 19 movies out of the contest and 24 films in the section “Horizon”, dedicated to the new expression without time and gender. There are 3 Italian movies in the contest: “Quando la notte“ by Cristina Comencini, “L’ultimo Terrestre“, the first film by Gianni Pacinotti, called Gipi, and lastly “Terraferma” by Emanuele Crialese. Diplomatic outcries regarding Taiwan and China’s filmmaking relationship aside, this year’s Venice Film Festival lineup looks particularly strong and, alongside the Toronto and London film festivals, should help to soften some of the critical outcry regarding 2011′s relatively poor cinematic output. Our 24h Reception at the Hotel Alle Guglie shall be more than pleased to let you have any additional information about the fabulous 68° International Film Festival of Venice and invite you to visit our Special Offer page as well to discover our prices and availability for your next holiday in Venice with us.
From 27 July 2011 to 30 October 2011
The unique exhibition Sign Off Design, directed by Luca Beatrice and totally dedicated to design shall be held into the State Department of Venice in Campo of Frari, just few minutes walking from our Alle Guglie hotel. The exhibition, that shall end on October 30th 2011 with a free entrance, is the result of the cooperation of international artists and designers with the aim of explore the links between light and material in order to follow the main theme of the International Art Biennale 2011 that is the “light”. Sign Off Design has been projected and realized by SLIDE, an important Italian company specialized on contemporary light design, that inside the prestigious ‘500 Cloister of Holy Trinity in Campo of Frari has explore the mix between light and different materials, everything watched with contemporary eyes. The materials used are polystyrene, fiberglass, wood and composed materials and each piece of art shall be numbered and created and elaborated by a mathematical 3D model CNC. Sign Off Design shall show the jobs of the designer Karim Rashid, of the Italian post-modern artists Alessandro Mendini and Denis Santachiara and of the sculptors Giuseppe Spagnulo, Jean-Claude Farhi, Bruto Pomodoro and the Korean Park Eun-Sun. Our 24h Reception at the Hotel Alle Guglie shall be more than pleased to let you have any additional information about the Sign Off Design Exhibition and invite you to visit our Special Offer page as well to discover our prices and availability for your next holiday in Venice with us.
From 14 July 2011 to 4 September 2011
Together with the 54th International Art Exhibition, the Foundation of the Civic Museums presents in Venice until September 4th 2011, in the hallway and portego on the first floor of Palazzo Mocenigo – Study Centre for the History of Textiles and Costume, which owns an interesting collection of beautiful Venetian clothes and accessories, two exhibitions of contemporary textile art: “A TEXTILE EXPERIENCE, A PASSION FOR COLOUR. Miniartextil” and “Ruth Adler Schnee”. These two events are included into the Venetian Museum circuit and the full admission fee is 5,00 Euro. Palazzo Mocenigo this summer shall show for the 6th time “Fibre Art” again, that is a contemporary form of expression where thread, fibre and fabric are used with an entirely new independence, which is now being updated through ever-changing structures and iconographies. There are 54 miniatures textiles on display, selected among the 413 project finalists of the 2010 competition, which saw artists compete on the theme “A day of happiness”, loosely based on stories by Nobel Prize winner Isaac Bashevis Singer. The miniature textiles are works not exceeding 20 cm per side which were identified by an international jury. In addition to miniature textiles, the exhibition also includes 7large-sized installations, namely: “Prayer rugs”, by Gabriella Crisci; “Celestial Knights Virgo”, by the Lithuanian artist Jūratė Kazakevičiūtė, and “Night Plains”, by the Argentine duo Toba Toba. Evocative installations by Italians competitors were Raffaele Penna’s “The Flight” and Resi Girardello’s “Danae’s Oracle”. On the other hand, the two artists Dario Zeruto and Hélène Genvrin created, instead, the sculpture-book entitled “Cascada”, consisting of 550 pages of cotton paper. Anna Paola Cibin made a large tapestry, entitled “The Journey”, inspired by the environments described in the “Million” by Marco Polo, the famous Venetian traveler. Our 24h Reception at the Hotel Alle Guglie shall be more than pleased to let you have any additional information about this interesting exhibition and invite you to visit our Special Offer page as well to discover our prices and availability for your next holiday in Venice with us.