Festa delle Marie – the parade

Event Details

The traditional “Festa delle Marie” will start at San Pietro di Castello at 2.30 pm, will parade all along via Garibaldi and Riva degli Schiavoni and it will reach San Marco stage at 4.00 pm, where the twelve “Marias” will be introduced to the crowd waiting for them.

It evokes the homage that the Venetian Doge offered every year to twelve beautiful but humble venetian girls, offering them magnificent jewels as a bridal dowry.

The “Festa delle Marie” is articulated in different days and it is the opportunity to admire the traditional venetian period costumes. The event will be inaugurated Saturday 18th of February, with the parade of the twelve girls selected in the previous weeks.

The walking parade, escorted by the historical groups of C.E.R.S. and the Venice Carnival groups (Ass. Amici del Carnevale di Venezia and Ass. Internazionale per il Carnevale di Venezia).

Host and Master of Ceremony: Maurice Agosti.

Performances by:

Timpanisti Nicolaus Barium di Bari
Centro Studi Nundinae di Gravina di Bari
Este Medievale
Cavalieri del Drago
Schola Tamburi Storici di Conegliano
Serenisimo Tribunal de l’Inquisithion di Venezia
Palio Arcella
Corporazione Artigiani Medievali
Ordinanza de Tera Firma
Associazione Giano
Compagnia di S. Vitale
Gruppo Storico di Servigliano
The Gilde from Schoten – BELGIO
Firlitanz – GERMANIA
Confraternita del Leone

Special Guest: Bonner Stadtsoldaten di Bonn – GERMANIA

The event is organized by the Associazione “Venezia è… (Storia arte cultura)”.

Ideated by Bruno Tosi.

Historical groups and parade by C.E.R.S. – Consorzio Europeo Rievocazioni Storiche

Marie Costumes realized by Atelier Pietro Longhi with fabrics by Rubelli

Info: www.festadellemarie.com

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