From 11 May 2011 to 25 June 2011


From 11th May to 25th June the Arsenale della Danza of Venice hosts at the Teatro Piccolo Arsenale and the Teatro Malibran, new creations from individual educational and research projects. The guest programme therefore involves institutions, national and international academies and companies involved in training for contemporary dance, with particular attention to the projects working in disadvantaged areas.


From 11 May to 13 May 2011 
Teatro Malibran – Venice
At 20:00
Tickets: Full € 15.00

The choreographer Ismael Ivo, artistic director of the Dance section of the Venice Biennale , reflects through dance, the multicultural reality of today. The title echoes  the idea of ​​the mixture of languages, cultures and arts across the world and that  constitutes the real wealth and the expectation of a better future.

12 May 2011 
Teatro Piccolo Arsenale – Venice
At 20:00
Tickets: Full € 15.00

The Lia Rodrigues company will present one of the performances produced  from the experience of  involving the inhabitants of the favelas of Rio de Janeiro in the study of dance and  in the production of performances. For years  she has transferred her activities in one of the most difficult realities of the South American continent, aware of the importance that art has in social progress and emancipation of people. The company will be joined by a second company, equally committed to social projects   and currently being organized within the context of the collaboration with the SESC in São Paolo, Brazil.

14 May 2011 
Teatro Piccolo Arsenale – Venice
At 20:00
Tickets: Full € 15.00

Michele Di Stefano and his MK company have authored Reform Club with some of the students in the Dance-theatre course at the “Paolo Grassi” School of Dramatic Arts in Milan, established and directed by one of the leading Italian critics in the field, Marinella Guatterini, and modelled after the major European schools. Michele Di Stefano is part of a group of choreographers, such as Jérôme Bel, Kinkaleri, Anna Huber, who move and operate in an important sphere of experimentation for European dance, defined by critics as “non-dance” or “anti-choreography”. The product of radical thinking that refuses the theatre of representation, non-dance is expressed in conceptual operations or resolved in ironic gestures in which everything is dance, therefore “staging” alienation.
The Reform Club is an imaginary place where the protagonist of Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne accepts the bet that he can circumnavigate the globe in a restricted amount of time. The journey and its many unexpected events are met with unflappable detachment and unlimited faith in an order that seems inscribed onto the Earth itself, but looking closer, it is also a cheerful acceptance of the labyrinthian nature of the world.



15 May 2011 
Teatro Malibran – Venice
At 18:00
Tickets: Full € 15.00

The Academy of Dance in Rotterdam with choreography by Jiri Kylian, Mauro Bigonzetti, Nacho Duato, 
Regina van Berkel, Neel Verdoorn, listopad Bruno, Jérôme Meyer & Isabelle Chaffaud.

24 and 25 June 2011 
Teatro Piccolo Arsenale – Venice
At 20:00
Tickets: Full € 20.00

Considered as a purist of dance, in which the sensual and physical quality of movement stands out, Israeli artist Emanuel Gat is currently one of the leading choreographers on the international scene. His new production, Brilliant Corners, which explores the ephemeral art of dance, which is born, dies and is always renewed in the circumscribed space of a gesture, will make its world premiere debut in Venice on June 24 at the Teatro Piccolo Arsenale (with a repeat performance on June 25). The production was created as part of the European Network of Performing Artsprogramme that the Biennale advances and shares, for dance, with the Dance Umbrella Festival of London and theDansens Hus centre in Stockholm.





From 21 April 2011 to 24 July 2011

IN VENICE AT THE GRIMANI PALACE – Veronese. The Story of Esther Revealed

In the extraordinary setting of the Palazzo Grimani in Venice the exhibition “Veronese. The story of Esther revealed. “ was inaugurated on Wednesday 20th   April.

The three masterpieces by Veronese from the ceiling of the church of San Sebastiano are exceptionally presented at eye level. The paintings depict “the Repudiation of Vashti“, “Esther crowned by Ahasuerus” and the “Triumph of Mordecai”.

In 1555 Paolo Veronese, just 25 years old, received a major commission from the prior of the convent Hieronymite of Venice: the decoration of the new church of San Sebastiano, work that engaged him for over twenty years.

His presence makes San Sebastiano one of the most representative places for the artist, who with his paintings and his fictitious architecture turns the sober structure designed by Scarpagnino into a rich and colorful organism.

After the renovation completed in January 2010, the paintings of the Renaissance painter  have regained the dazzling brightness of the coloring and this exhibition is a unique opportunity to see them before they return permanently to their original location at the conclusion of the exhibition.

It ‘s also a wonderful opportunity to visit the Palazzo Grimani, only a few steps from Campo Santa Maria Formosa. The building maintains the architectural elements and decorations by Francesco Salviati, Federico Zuccari and Camillo Mantua, stucco and paintings by Giovanni da Udine. And also it is possible to enjoy the original collection of of ancient art – Greek and Roman, and also drawings, tapestries, gems, cameos, pottery and more.

Museo di Palazzo Grimani
Monday: 9:00 – 14:00 (Ticket office closes 13:15)
Tuesday to Sunday: 9:00 to 19:00 (ticket office closes 18:15)
Ticket: 7.00 Euro
Reduced price: Euro 5.00

From 9 June 2011 to 11 June 2011


This year the Parco San Giuliano di Mestre Venezia will host the amazing musical event that has come to the thirteenth edition, offering the best of international rock.

Hot dates are from 9 to 11 June 2011, three days of great music to live and listen live!
Here are some of the stars in the program:

June 9: Coldplay, in their only Italian date
June 10: Negramaro, for the first date of the new tour
11 June: Vasco Rossi, in his first live appearance for 2011.

And not only. The large area of the Parco San Giuliano (over 700,000 sqm.) will host a second stage where a lot of new band will perform:

Thursday, June 9, 2011
Cesare Cremonini
Beady Eye
We Are Scientists
Echo & The Bunnymen
+ guests

Friday, June 10, 2011
Fabri Fibra
+ guests

Saturday, June 11, 2011
Vasco Rossi
All Time Low
Pretty Reckless
+ guests

Many entertainment areas will enable all participants and fans to live a unique experience!
The Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal is located in a strategic position, providing access to Parco San Giuliano in minutes.

From 10 April 2011 to 31 December 2012




Punta della Dogana presents the exhibition In Praise of Doubt. The former customs house of Venice was transformed by the world-renowned architect Tadao Ando into Centre for Contemporary Art from the François Pinault Foundation.

This new exhibition, curated by Caroline Bourgeois, collects historical pieces and new works including several site-specific projects that question the idea of uncertainty, our convictions about identity, and revisit the relationship between intimate space and the space of artwork.

Sixty-five works by twenty great artist, among them are the minimalist Donald Judd, Edward Kienholz, Roni Horn, Sigmar Polke, Bruce Neuman and two of Pinault’s favorite artists , Maurizio Cattelan and Jeff Koons.

In Campo della Salute, in front of the Centre of Contemporary Art of Venice, stands “Vater Stadt” the monumental bronze statue by the German artist Thomas Schutte which raises the question of what is monumental, what is sculpture, what is collector’s item. The Schutte’s father is impressive, uncommunicative, and his condition is aggravated by the concept of State which is represented old and disarmed in his dressing gown.

This exhibition will go together with another exhibition at Palazzo Grassi, “The World is yours” which will be presented from 2nd June 2011. Its opening will coincide with that of the contemporary art Venice Biennale, and will bring together works by some 40 artists from 20 countries

IN PRAISE OF DOUBT – Punta della Dogana -Venice
10 April 2011 to 31 December, 2012
Hours: 10-19 (Ticket office closes at 18)
Closed on Tuesdays
Tickets: € 15, free for up to 11 years

From 12 April 2011 to 5 June 2011

MUSIC FESTIVAL From the Second Empire to Third Republic

In the spectacular setting of the Bru – Zane Palace begins the new musical season 2010-2011, which will last until June 5 and revealing new facets of romantic French music.
The Spring Festival evokes the artistic period of transition from the late nineteenth century to the early twentieth century with the renewal of French style.

From 6 March 2011 to 6 March 2011


Enjoy the funny and magical atmosphere of our Carnival Party. For one night, let yourself get carried away by the mysterious and magical ambiance of the Venetian Carnival. Escape from reality and hide yourself behind the mystery of a mask or costume. You can either be a Casanova or an historic and legendary hero. You can choose a fancy dress or try to be Arlecchino, Colombina, an ancient Doge or just wear a typical venetian mask. For sure you will be the main character of a comedy that will last the whole night!
Dance, have fun and give yourself the pleasure of an exclusive Carnival Party at our Restaurant La Cupola, along the Grand Canal.
Savor our Grand Buffet full of delicacies inspired both by innovative cuisine, as well as the genuine traditional carnival dishes.
Live Music for dances and fun!
It will take place on Sunday, 6th March 2011
Reserve now your Carnival Party in Venice!


For information and reservation or Tel +39-041-2752200

Dear Guests,
we are pleased to invite you to the Grand Carnival Party taking place at our Restaurant La Cupola on Sunday, March 6th from 7,30 p.m. on.
Take your Mask with you and enjoy our Grand Buffet offering a wide choice of delicacies and traditional carnival dishes.
Live Music to enjoy and have fun!

Canapés and finger food
Marinated Swordfish with spices sautéed
Marinated “Scampi” prawns in citrus fruit
Octopus “Carpaccio” with fresh mushrooms “champignons”
Delicate terrine of vegetables
Cold cuts of Turkey Ham
The traditional beans soup flavored in truffles olive oil
“Risotto” rice with red chicory
Homemade crepe bundles with prawns and artichokes
Drum fish in seafood sauce
Guinea fowl filled with smoked ham and nuts
Selection of fresh salads and vegetables
…Our sweet Grand Finale!
Galani, Frittelle “Fritters”, Castagnole, Italian Meringue, Catalan Cream Tiramisù
Mineral Water, wide choice of Local Red and White Quality Wines, Coffee
Euro 60,00 per person




From 14 February 2012 to 14 February 2012


You will of course choose Venice for the most romantic trip of your life!
Venice, ethereal and romantic, the capital city of all Lovers, Sweethearts, Lovebirds and of those who are madly in Love.
As usual, Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal is the perfect setting to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day. Our La Cupola Restaurant provides soft and elegant atmosphere, live music, candlelit, refined food and wines accurately suggested by our Maitre Filippo Nocerino, to make a perfect romantic day!

Just your Partner and you, and we will provide all the rest!


For information and reservation or Tel +39-041-2752200


From 3 February 2011 to 27 February 2011


From February 3rd to February 27th, 2011 it will take place in Palazzetto Bru Zane, just a short walk from Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal, the Festival “Le Salon Romantique” presenting the nineteenth-century French romantic Music in different aspects ranging from the French mélodie to the sonata, from the nocturne to the string quartet.

Palazzetto Bru Zane was built between 1695 and  1697 and hosted for over a century the entertainments of the Zane Family. Close to the Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista and Frari Church.


From 15 December 2010 to 15 December 2010


Saturday 18th December – from 8 p.m.

A very special night at our Restaurant La Cupola with Live Music! Our Chef Mauro Cautiello has wisely created a pumpkin dedicated menu. Don’t hesitate anymore and book now your table to spend an unforgettable night in Venice!


From 3 February 2011 to 8 February 2011


From Feb. 3rd to Feb. 8th 2011 the famous WORLD POKER TOUR will take place in Venice. The venue for the tournament will be the prestigious Casino of Venice,  Ca’ Vendramin Calergi. is the main sponsor of the event and will offer the possibility to win the participation to the WPT.
From Nov. 15th you will be able to play on line on and win your admission to WPT 2011 and special packages valued 5,000 euros.
Buy-in of the tournament will be Euro 3,300 and  the best and most famous players of the world will participate to conquer one of the most prestigious world titles of live poker.
Poker Champions from all over the world will take part to the High Roller (euro 10,000 buy in) which will be showed on TV.

Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal is just a few steps from the Casino of Venice.