(Venice, Italy) Piazza San Marco is a world-wide New Year's Eve destination.The English description from HelloVenezia of the December 31, 2013 evening had me laughing so hard that my stomach ached. The sentence that set me off: "A White Rabbit, or better a Girl Bunny will take you to Wonderland." Because, as everyone knows, there is only one thing better than a White Rabbit to take you to Wonderland: a Girl Bunny! The Girl Bunny is Back!
|Kate Moss as Girl Bunny for Playboy|
No, Venice did not score Kate Moss hopping around on all fours at age forty, looking mighty fit. The glam Italiana Micol Ronchi will be our Girl Bunny, who "arrives in Venice to give the Saint Mark’s Square audience a night of magic and sensuality."
|Girl Bunny Micol Ronchi|
By the time I got to this part: "the celebration will continue with an exciting dance performance hovering above the stage and the toast with the inevitable Bellini" I was literally ROTFLMAO. Because, in Venice, whenever there is a party for anything, the Canella Family WILL inevitably arrive with Bellinis! They even arrived at my book launch with Bellinis!. The Bellini is inevitable!
|The Inevitable Bellini - Photo: Empson|
(Any time they like, HelloVenezia can hire me to help them with their English; I would love to do it.) Here's the entire blurb:
|New Year's Eve - HelloVenezia|
This year again, Venice is painted white and Saint Mark’s Square is lit up by thousands of ice lights to brighten up the magic of New Year’s Eve. A great show, a night of music, entertainment and choreographies to spend together the last few hours of the departing year and welcome an all-white 2014 waiting to be filled with all your wishes and dreams.
While waiting for the spectacular fireworks on Saint Mark’s Basin, starting from 10.30pm, the Square is dressed in crystals thanks to an all-white elegant stage, at whose centre a special lighting creates such effects as similar to a large ice star.
A White Rabbit, or better a Girl Bunny will take you to Wonderland: Micol Ronchi, Miss White Rabbit, after the successful Chiambretti Night, arrives in Venice to give the Saint Mark’s Square audience a night of magic and sensuality.
To make the white ice hot, we will have the warm soul voices of Alessia and Giorgia Lucchetti, accompanied by the sound of the Natural Grove band aka the White Band, painting the night of Venice a thousand shades through a repertoire ranging from Bruno Mars to Michael Jackson.
After midnight strikes, the celebration will continue with an exciting dance performance hovering above the stage and the toast with the inevitable Bellini, while we will celebrate the arrival of the New Year with the fireworks show on Saint Mark’s Basin and the music played by Mister White, aka Dj Maci, that will make the Square dance until early morning.
DECEMBER 31, 2013 SCHEDULE
•10:30pm The show starts with music by the Natural Grove Band.... Hosting Miss White Rabbit: Micol Ronchi
•from 11:15pm All toasting with Bellini Canella
•midnight Countdown to 2014
•00:15am Fireworks show on the Saint Mark’s Basin
•00:30am Dj-set featuring Mister White aka Dj Maci
What to do before all the action at 10:30 starts is the question. One of the best things I ever did was go to watch Pantakin at the Goldoni Theater back in 2008, which I wrote about HERE, and strongly suggest that you read.
It is a tradition in Venice to go to the Goldoni Theater to watch Pantakin on New Years Eve. I am a huge fan of Pantakin. They put on such an incredibly bizarre show that I guarantee you will have a one-of-a-kind experience. Here is their schedule for 2013/2014:
Agenzie Hellovenezia di
Venezia (Piazzale Roma, Tronchetto, Lido), Mestre (via Verdi), Sottomarina, DoloCall center 041 2424prevendita online tramite www.geticket.it (solo biglietti interi)
INFORMAZIONI +39 338 50 77 079
Ciao from Venezia,