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The Venetian Macao brings the most authentic Italian Carnevale culture to Macao

From now until May 26, 2013, Venetian Carnevale transforms The Venetian Macao into a fun-filled Italian carnival, with one month of celebrations and festivities throughout the popular integrated resort.

MACAO – The Venetian Macao is proudly bringing its popular, free-admission carnival festivities back for a victorious third year return. To meet popular demand, this year’s Venetian Carnevale is a month-long festival on the grandest-ever scale. An opening ceremony was hosted Thursday evening at The Venetian Macao lagoon with the presence of Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, Director of the Macau Government Tourist Office; Paola Guida, Trade Commissioner of the Italian Trade Commission;  Filipe Santos Cunha, President of the Macau Wine Society and Brendon Elliott, Vice President of Sales & Resort Marketing, Venetian Macau Limited. The honourable guests marked the start of Venetian Carnevale by officiating the countdown to one of the world’s largest architectural video mapping projects ever created, the spectacular 3D light and sound show The Magical Masks of Venezia. The ceremony was full of joy and festive spirit, with performers entertaining the crowd with aerial dances, fire juggling, music and dramatic acts.

From now until May 26, 2013, Venetian Carnevale transforms The Venetian Macao into a fun-filled Italian carnival, with one month of celebrations and festivities throughout the popular integrated resort.

Supported by the Macau Government Tourist Office, Venetian Carnevale brings an attractive springtime festival to Macao, featuring two spectacular events: Carnevale Extravaganza, which runs from April 25 to May 5, and the Macau Wine & Dine Festival 2013 from May 23 to 26. Festive activities include exciting bandaloop performances, The Magical Masks of Venezia 3D light and sound show on the resort facade with a classic Italian theme, non-stop street entertainment, a magical carousel experience, ZORB balls in the lagoon, traditional Venetian mask and face painting, glass blowing, plus wine and dine options.

“The Venetian Macao first introduced its annual carnival festivities in 2011 as a three-day special event, and has been receiving incredibly positive feedback over the past two years,” said Brendon Elliott, Vice President of Sales & Resort Marketing, Venetian Macau Limited. “This year, we are delighted to extend its scale. We are glad to introduce the month-long Venetian Carnevale in grand Italian style to the region and to introduce the best of Italian carnival culture as well as high quality wine and dine options to people visiting Macao. Venetian Carnevale is an attractive destination for everyone, from families with children to young adults, and from locals to business and leisure travellers looking for an entertaining spring respite. It will be an iconic event not to be missed, celebrating classic Italian lifestyle and experiences.”

Carnevale Extravaganza
The signature event of Venetian Carnevale is the spectacular Carnevale Extravaganza, offering an array of fun-filled entertainment and activities in Italian style. The 10-minute-long The Magical Masks of Venezia 3D light and sound show is projected nightly, every 30 minutes from 7:30 pm to 10 pm until June 2. The beautiful carousel provides a fantasy experience to children and young couples, and guests can enjoy a variety of activities, like watching the amazing aerial dance, playing inside a giant inflatable ZORB ball or riding gondolas on the lagoon, mask and face painting, experiencing Italian glass-blowing demonstrations, capturing an immersive experience with 3D sidewalk chalk painting, posting romantic notes on the Giulietta Wall, having fun in game booths, enjoying Italian Streetsmosphere™ performers and live entertainment from various artists, or dining at Cafe Venezia.

Guests can also enrich their festive experience by enjoying a special Carnevale dinner menu at MOP 380 per person at Portofino and Carnevale-themed drinks with a 20 per cent discount at Bellini Lounge.

Unique Carnevale promotions are also available at Shoppes; customers spending MOP 500 or more in a single receipt will receive a special gift. Shoppers will also want to make their way to Shoppes Grand Canal’s St. Mark’s Square to see the giant Italian-themed mask on display.

Gourmet delights await at the Macau Wine & Dine Festival 2013
Organised by the Wine Society of Macau and sponsored by The Venetian Macao, the Macau Wine & Dine Festival 2013 will run in the outdoor lagoon area of The Venetian Macao with free admission. The festival features a wide range of wines from different countries at nearly 30 wine-tasting booths. The Wine & Dine Lounge allows guests to indulge in the relaxing atmosphere with special tastings and live entertainment. Wine education is another important and increasingly popular activity in Macao; at Wine School, guests will also be able to advance their knowledge of wine appreciation on different levels.

The Cotai Discovery Package – The Venetian Macao
The best way to experience Venetian Carnevale is by staying overnight at The Venetian Macao, taking advantage of the additional experiences available to guests. The limited-time Cotai Discovery Package starts from HK$1,798 and includes accommodation for two in a luxurious Royale suite at the Venetian Macao, daily breakfast for two, two Cotai Day Passes offering extra dining and shopping discounts, and a choice of either two Cotai Water Jet Cotai Class one-way tickets from Macao to Hong Kong or a gondola ride for two at Shoppes Grand Canal.

Unmask fabulous surprises
Between April 29 and May 26, visitors to Venetian Carnevale can win fabulous prizes when booking directly at any of the world-class hotels of Cotai Strip Resorts: The Venetian Macao; Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip; Conrad Macao, Cotai Central; Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central and Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central. Guests can pick up their lucky card during check-in for stays between May 4 and May 26. Prizes include complimentary hotel stays, dining discounts and other great giveaways.

Photo caption: A spectacular 3D light and sound show, The Magical Masks of Venezia, creates a dazzling effect on the facade of The Venetian Macao. The integrated resort’s lagoon area is home to the festive and Italian-themed Venetian Carnevale until May 26, 2013, with entertaining activities available for visitors of all ages.

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