Carnival Extravaganza Masked Ball at Palazzo Dandolo

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February 2023

DRESS CODE: period costume  

The extravagance of the carnival in just one party because carnival in Venice means immersing yourself in another era, watching unexpected shows and becoming skilled dancers for a night.

This masked ball with shows and costumes created only for this occasion takes place in the Ridotto Hall, the beating heart of the sumptuous 18th century Venetian carnivals, frequented by nobles, players and adventurers of the time, such as Giacomo Casanova.

The guests will be welcomed with a sumptuous aperitif, followed by the four-course seated dinner, paired with regional wines. The vegetarian or meat menu option can be selected at the time of booking.

The whole evening will be accompanied by live music from the orchestra who will be strictly in period dress and will set the rhythm of the party with singing interludes, ballets and evocative fantasies. The party will also feature the involvement of the guests who, under the guidance of the dance teachers, will whirl around the hall replicating the steps of minuets, quadrilles and waltzes.
Venue max capacity: 100 people.

Evening schedule:
8.30 p.m. – access to the event with the welcome aperitif
9 p.m. – dinner, entertainment, and group period dances
1 a.m. – closing of the party

Program and cast

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Dandolo Palace, Ridotto Main Hall

The palace of the noble Dandolo was the first place to accomodate the "Ridotto", public gaming rooms from 1638 till 1774. It used to be open during Carnival, which lasted several months, and during that time Giacomo Casanova considered the Ridotto as the stage setting and backdrop for his conquests.

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