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che trasforma Venezia in un mondo magico

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Traditional "Marie Festival"

 
Traditional "Marie Festival"

Saturday, February 2, from San Pietro di Castello to Piazza San Marco, starting from 2.30 p.m.

The traditional "Procession of Marie" starts from San Pietro di Castello and arrives in Piazza San Marco, where the 12 girls parade accompanied by an historical procession.

In the past twelve beautiful girls from Venice used to receive a gift from the Venetian Doge: precious jewelry for their wedding.

Today you can admire the procession of these girls richly dressed in the typical Venetian costumes, parade through the calli (streets) of Venice. They will arrive at 4 p.m. in St. Mark's Square where there will be the presentation of "Marie" to citizenship.

The Awards Ceremony will take place Tuesday, February 12, at 4p.m., when the most beautiful Maria will be crowned the winner of this year's Carnival.