Ballo Tiepolo® Venice Carnival Ball

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February 2023

DRESS CODE: period costume

The magnificent PISANI MORETTA PALACE will open its doors at 7.50 p.m. Guests will be welcomed by a sumptuous aperitif on the ground floor and then taken to the noble floor for dinner, where the halls will be lit by candles only.
The EVENING'S MENU is created by our chef and it's inspired by the sea and the Venetian lagoon. If you don't eat fish, you can select a vegetarian menu or a meat-based dinner when you make the booking.

During the evening the CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA will create a lovely atmosphere together with the opera singers, dancers and the various performers who will move between the different rooms wearing sumptuous costumes created by the Atelier Tiepolo.
After dinner the GRAND BALL will begin on the ground floor. There, the Dance Master with his partner will involve guests in historical dances such as waltzes and minuets, and a second orchestra will accompany them. Between dances, guests can enjoy hot chocolate, Venetian fritters and Prosecco.
Venue max capacity: 190 people.

Evening schedule:
8 p.m. – opening of the doors of the palazzo and welcome aperitif on the ground floor
8.30 p.m. – opening of the noble floor for dinner
8.45 p.m. – seated dinner
11.30 p.m. – period dances and buffet of sweets and Prosecco on the ground floor
1.30 a.m. – closing of the party

Program and cast

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Palazzo Pisani Moretta

Palazzo Pisani Moretta is a palace situated along the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy (in the sestiere of San Polo) between Palazzo Tiepolo and Palazzo Barbarigo della Terrazza.


Built in the second half of the 15th Century by the Bembo family, the palace soon became the residence of a branch of the noble Pisani family (the Pisani Moretta branch). The palace was renovated, modified and extended over the following centuries, finally taking on its current aspect in the 18th Century. In fact many of the valuable interior decorations date back to the 18th Century. Past guests to the palace included important historic figures such as Tsar Paul I of Russia, Joséphine de Beauharnais and Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor.

Palazzo Pisani Moretta remained in the Pisani family until it died out in 1880 but the building is still owned privately.

The interior rooms were decorated by Baroque artists such as Tiepolo, Jacopo Guarana, Gaspare Diziani and Giuseppe Angeli. The palace once housed, among other things, Paolo Veronese's monumental painting The Family of Darius before Alexander, which was viewed here by Goethe in 1786 (diary entry from October 8 of that year) and acquired by the National Gallery, London, in 1857, where it now hangs. The palace is said to have housed a ceiling painting called, The Chariots of Aurora by Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini (1675-1741), which was restored and installed in the Library of George Vanderbilt's Biltmore House in Asheville, NC.

It hosts an annual masquerade ball Il Ballo del Doge, held during the Carnival period.


The façade of Palazzo Pisani Moretta is an example of Venetian Gothic floral style with its two floors of six-light mullioned windows with ogival arches, similar to those found in the loggia of the Doge’s Palace flanked by two single windows. The ground floor has two central pointed arched doorways opening on to the canal.

(c) Didier Descouens
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