Sat 8 Feb 2020

Festa Veneziana on the water – First Part

From 19:00 to 22:00
Location: Rio di Cannaregio
Address: Rio di Cannaregio - Venezia, 30121 Italia (Directions)

The Rio di Cannaregio turns into a real water stage with a show that every year attracts thousands of spectators, where floating structures transfer the theme of Carnival to the water: “Game, Love and Folly”.

Saturday, February 8: the official opening of the Venice Carnival, on the Rio di Cannaregio.

Free Show in two replicas at 7:00pm and 9:00pm.

Onore alla più saggia delle follie.
Passione e follia danzano insieme al suono di serenate lontane e promesse sussurrate.

Who loves is intended to be in the balance between “here and now”. All because of love!

The fabulous show “AMORIS CAUSA” on the Rio di Cannaregio is made by Wavents, a Venetian company that offers high-impact shows and performances, with the partecipation of Antonio Bonura “Il Drago Bianco”, specialized in play of fire.

The Festa Veneziana will continue on Sunday February 9 with the water parade Rowing associations and tours with the Venetian specialties.

An outstanding evening show will bring music, rhythm, joy along Cannaregio shores, opening in the best way the Carnival of Venice 2020.

The show will be intensified by the dance and the music, that will produce a unique moment: you can’t miss it!



On the occasion of the most important events of the Venice Carnival 2020, a specific Security Plan has been prepared, which sets out for each day the security measures as well as the behavioural rules and evacuation procedures to be followed.

To attend the show, we suggest you position yourself along the Fondamenta of the Rio di Cannaregio. We recommend you arrive well ahead of time. We advise against the more crowded areas to those who have reduced mobility or use wheelchairs or pushchairs, etc. One-way routes may be set up or other modifications made to pedestrian traffic.

At the end of the parade we invite you to move away in order to allow other people to attend the next show.



!! AVM/ACTV informs that on Saturday February 8th and on Sunday February 9th 2020 the transport service on the 3, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2 lines will be modified because of the Festa Veneziana sull’Acqua – first and second part.

To guarantee the safety of the event, the 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2 lines will stop at Sant’Alvise instead of Tre Archi: here is the communication explaining the changes in detail.

Furthermore, instead of the pedestrian path along Lista Di Spagna, Ponte delle Guglie, we inform you that from 16.00 to 23.00 on Saturday February 8th and from 9.00 to 14.00 on Sunday February 9th and until the end of the event, free access is allowed on the 1 and 2 lines only on the section between Ferrovia and San Marcuola.

Security Advice for attending event
Festa Veneziana on the water - Second Part

If you miss the 2019 show, you may watch our official video! An exciting and spectacular water show curated by Studio Festi and Seconda Materia, where two seemingly opposite realities meet and merge, creating an extraordinary emotional imagery between cyberpunk journeys and dream-like dimensions.

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