Fri 3 Feb 2023

The “12 Marie” at Carnevale di Venezia

From 15:00 to 16:30

Saturday 11 February will see the presentation to the public of the “12 Marie” of Carnival 2023. 

After the long-awaited selection on 3 February, which will see the participation of competitors from the Metropolitan City of Venice aged between 18 and 28 years, the “12 Marie” will parade on board gondolas along the Grand Canal dressed in historical costumes. They will then reach St. Mark’s Square, where they will be welcomed and presented to the public. A collaboration that includes the Venice Carnival organisation with the newspaper Il Gazzettino and patron Maria Grazia Bortolato, who follows the footsteps of the unforgettable Bruno Tosi. After an intense programme of events and socio-cultural activities, on Fat Monday at the Sale Apollinee of the Teatro La Fenice, the proclamation of the winners of the competition will be held: the Maria of the Year and the Maria de Il Gazzettino, the latter selected by the newspaper’s readers. As per tradition, on Tuesday 21 February the winning Maria will be presented in St. Mark’s Square.

In collaboration with

Il Gazzettino