Venice Carnival Masked Balls

Venice Carnival is THE event of the year. Lavish in its sheer indulgence and set against the backdrop of the most romantic city in the world! Attending a masked ball is the ultimate carnival experience and we offer 3 of the best:

Tiepolo Ball– a good entry level ball and the most authentic of the 3. It has a special emphasis on traditional dancing.

Mascheranda Ball – mid level ball perfect for those wanting both a party ball atmosphere and maximum involvement.

Il Ballo del Doge – the most prestigious ball of the season and with good reason. With top level costumes and entertainment you may be rubbing shoulders with celebrities. As we are the only UK company with access to extended costume hire and the best seats you can do this spectacle in style!

We look after the whole experience for you and have selected the best costume houses (ateliers), for the most authentic period costumes. Not only use the costumes for the Ball but promenade through Venice and feel regal as the tourists flock to compliment you and take your photo.

The evening of the ball sees you arrive by boat at the Palazzo Pisani Moretta on the Grand Canal with its beautiful frescoes including one painted by Tiepolo decorating the ceiling.

Waiters in their livery welcome you and while you dine jesters, acrobats and magicians will entertain you before the singers, dancers and musicians take over.

This is an experience you are unlikely to forget!

Mascheranda Ball at Venice Carnival 2017
Treat yourself to this luxurious Venetian Carnival Ball in this 3 night break in Venice, including attending the Mascheranda Ball in historical costume with Costume Fitting. This is the ultimate party ball!
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Tiepolo Venetian Masquerade Ball 2017
Attending the traditional Venetian masked Tiepolo Ball at Carnival in the city of romance. The Tiepolo Ball is known for dancing. Also included are historical costume hire, Gourmet tasting dinner and staying in a central 5 star hotel.
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Il Ballo Del Doge Ball at Venice Carnival 2017
Attend the World Famous Il Ballo del Doge; the most prestigious of the Venice Carnival. Enjoy your time in your historical period costume looking fantastic! Also includes Gourmet Tasting Dinner at The Met prepared by your Michelin Star Chef.
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The Venice Carnival season runs from late February in 2017.

History
Venice Carnival started in 1162 when the Venetians celebrated their victory against the Patriarch of Aquileia, Ulrico di Treven. It has since become more elaborate with decorative masks and costumes in Venice. Carnival takes place yearly, forty days before Shrove Tuesday (Easter) and concludes with Lent.

Activities
The whole atmosphere in Venice at this time of year is magically evocative as everyone is dressed to the nines in their historical costumes and finery. As well as the build up to the various Venice Carnival balls, there are also other themed activities including Cotillon Dancing, Promenading in historical costume and a Gourmet Tasting Dinner prepared by the Michelin Star Chef at Hotel Metropole. These events give you a chance to really show off your truly exquisite costumes prepared by the finest Atelier’s in Venice.

Ateliers
The Atelier’s are the Venetian costumers who make you look and feel amazing as they dress you in all your finery in your historical costumes, which is the hallmark of these special events. This is an absolute must as you will not be allowed entrance unless you look the part!

Venue
Palazzo Pisani Moretta is the palace where the main Venice Carnival balls takes place. On the first floor are the stunning, original Noble Rooms which feature frescoes in some of the rooms.

Accommodation
It is so important to have a good, centrally located hotel in Venice. Carnival is a very popular time on the island, and as such we have allocation with one of our favourites; Hotel Metropole.

Hotel Metropole is a five star hotel just along from Hotel Danieli, overlooking the lagoon, with views over San Giorgio Island. It feels like this hotel was made for the Venice Carnival, as despite having various incarnations since being built in 1800, including being a war time hospital, the hotel is decoratively themed with its own museum pieces and Venetian opulence. There are candles, perfumes and incenses to create the evocative setting. The Met Restaurant, housed within the hotel has its own Michelin Star Chef who creates a mouth-watering gourmet tasting meal for you to sample.
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