Minuetto at the Ridotto Palazzo Dandolo

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A fun and elegant evening of dancing with international attendees 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 guide 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 options can be selected at the time of booking.

It is compulsory to wear a PERIOD COSTUME, which can be rented at the ATELIER TIEPOLO (look below for the different offers).

 

Costume selection, here are some examples:

Yellow Category*

 

 

Green Category*

 

 

Red Category*

 

 

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Welcome aperitif with finger-food

Small salad with fish from the Adriatic Sea

Cannelloni filled with fish with saffron sauce

Baked seabass fillet with curry and vegetables

Bergamot crème brûlée

Venetian Carnival fritters and Coffee

Still and sparkling mineral water, regional wines

Program and cast

DATES: Sunday, February 4th and Monday, February 12th 2024
HOURS: 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.
TIMING: 8 p.m. welcome cocktail;
8.30 p.m. - 12 a.m. dinner and period dances

Hotel Monaco

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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