Dinner and Dance MINUETTO Ball at Venice Carnival

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​An evening of dancing that is elegant and fun with international guests who meet every year in the magnificent Ridotto salon to celebrate the Venice carnival in style.

Held in a real historic building, the party offers the possibility of taking a journey back in time, listening to baroque music, lyrical arias, and above all having fun learning the basic steps of historical group dances, under the guidance of the dance teachers.

The event includes a welcome aperitif and a four-course seated dinner paired with regional wines. The vegetarian or meat menu option can be selected at the time of booking.

Venue max capacity: 100 people.

DRESS CODE: period costume

Dates: Sunday 12 February (Monday 20 February – at the moment this date is not available because reserved for a group) + costume rental*

Hours: 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.

Address: San Marco 1332, Calle Vallaresso


To rent a costume for Carnival in Venice, please order on: office@veneziaopera-tickets.eu

Program and cast

DATE TO BE CONFIRMED: Monday, 15 February 2021

HOURS: 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.



The cloakroom is inside the Marco Polo halls.

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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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