The Venice Carnival was told by writers and artists of all ages. During this joyous period of the year the “foreigners”, including noblemen of high lineage, came in large numbers to indulge in the wildest entertainment and some hidden lust that was not allowed during the rest of the year. All the theaters were open. The streets, the malvasias, the “magazeni” and St. Mark’s Square were full of people. Masks, music and games created an atmosphere that was talked about in all the courts of Europe with the highlight of the evening for the masked ball.
During the carnival period, the Venetian nobles excelled for the elegant dances that they gave in their beautiful buildings on the Grand Canal. These elegant and ancient atmospheres can be experienced every year by participating in one of the most exclusive dances held during the Venice carnival period.
A masked ball of absolute prestige
The masked ball will take place on Saturday 22 February 2020 in an absolutely prestigious Venetian palace located on the Grand Canal. The magic and atmosphere of the Ballo del Doge with the creation of sumptuous costumes, magnificent masks and an atmosphere of a thousand and one nights.
Dress code for the evening is therefore strictly the Vintage Dress that can be hired in a sumptuous Atelier near Piazza San Marco which hosts over 1,500 period costumes designed and created specifically for the evening. For those who already had their Vintage Dress, the same can be used for the evening, provided that the clothes are also adorned with everything else such as: shoes, socks, etc.
In addition to participating in the dance, we also offer the possibility of a more complete experience: a four-day and three-night stay with a program focused on art and the golden century that made Venice one of the most sought-after destinations of European nobility. It will be an exclusive journey to learn about the history, the Palaces and the fashion of the 1700s. You will see a magnificent representation of the work “Elisir d ‘amore” by Doninzetti to conclude with an unforgettable dance in one of the most beautiful and elegant buildings of the city “Ballo del Doge” 2020 edition.
Send your request now to avoid being excluded from this glamorous event.