The Grand Foyer of St. Mark shall be the main theatrical structure equipped just in the middle of the Square to host the all the most important Carnival shows and performances, from the the traditional ones to the most innovative and trendy: from the “Volo dell’Angelo” that starts the Carnival and belongs to one of the most ancient Venetian tradition, the “Festa delle Marie” dedicated to the most beautiful Venetian girls and the “Maschera più bella – The best masked costumes contest”. This last contest shall be held on Sunday march 6 directly on the stage in St. Mark’s Square. An international jury will select not only the best costumes, but also their colors, originality, beauty, savoir faire and bearing. This year two different prizes will be given: one, as usual, for the best mask of the Carnival, and the second one for the best nineteenth century style mask. But the Gran Foyer shall also host all the choreographic companies shows, the international circus-theater performances, the parades and the comedians’ entertainment and all the live concerts organized by the DJs of the national media partners. And more, every evening from 8 pm the waltzes and tango balls and again, the cocktail time entertainment where the Dj sets will offer the stimulating happy hours of the Carnival 2011. Our Reception shall be more than pleased to let you have any additional information about the 2011 Carnival in Venice and invite you to visit our Special Offer page to discover all the prices and availability for your next holiday in Venice at the Hotel Alle Guglie.