Venice Carnival is one of the most famous, beloved and magic festivities you will ever attend. It is known all over the world thanks to the many events that take place in the city, from masks parades to sumptuous balls. The sophisticated atmosphere of the luxury of the past comes to life every year thanks to gala dinners and spectacular dream shows in which images, colours, aromas and flavours will make you discover a lavish, magical and fairytale-like Venice. 18 days of celebrations starting on January 27th to end on February 13th.
Ballo del Doge – February 10, 2018
Surely one of the most exclusive and renowned balls of the Venetian carnival is the il Ballo del Doge, now at its 25th edition. Every year, hundreds of lucky guests confirm their presence to live the dream that led this event to be famous all over the world.
This year the appointment is on February 10, again at Palazzo Pisani Moretta, a historic and consolidated location that faces the Grand Canal, between the Rialto Bridge and Ca ‘Foscari. As in every other edition, the dance will be curated by Antonia Sautter, stylist, creative and creator of the event who will leave the guests open-mouthed.
The theme of 2018 is Rebirth & Celebration, to experience a magical evening in an atmosphere of great luxury and creative vision of life.
Ballo del Doge is the masked ball that at least once in your life you should live.
Minuetto al Ridotto – February 3/10, 2018
Another unmissable party is the Minuetto al Ridotto, which will be held in the fabulous location of the Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal, in the splendid setting of Palazzo Dandolo, one of the most renowned hotels in Venice. A masked dinner consisting of 4 courses, all enlivened by dances and music to recreate the atmosphere of worldliness and ruthlessness of the classic Venetian carnival.
The Official Dinner Show&Ball – February 4, 2018
Majestic Ca’ Vendramin Calergi Palace will allow you to dive into an exclusive and refined environment and to project yourself into a magical dimension that. Thanks to the 6 “alchemic halls“, a particular atmosphere will be created, to live out of space and time a different, particular and engaging carnival.
A 5-course placé dinner will feature the extensive menu by the chefs of the Wagner restaurant; the enchanting costumes and the view on the Grand Canal will then complete the setting of this evening full of magic and mystery.
Carnival Extravaganza – February 9, 2018
Among the most important festivals and gala dinners of the Venetian carnival, Carnival Extravaganza is a must-go, one of the craziest and eclectic events in Venice. The keyword of this wonderful night is, of course, extravagance. An evening animated by shows of acrobats, dancers and actors who will be able to involve in a blatantly elegant way all the participants of this great ball.
Obviously, this event also requires a dress code with a historical costume. But, considering the theme of the evening, the customizations of the masks will be the best way to not go unnoticed.