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The Carnival of Venice is the most important and magnificent of Venetian celebrations, a much appreciated cocktail of tradition, spectacle, history and transgression set in a unique city, a festival that attracts thousands of people each year to the city from around the world.

The carnival has ancient origins, a celebration that greets the passing of winter into spring, a period in which everything is apparently connected, including the illusion of the more humble classes becoming similar to the powerful, since everyone is disguised behind a mask. The Carnival of Venice officially began in 1296, when the Senate of the Republic authorized the carnival with an edict declaring the day before Lent as a day of celebration. After a break of almost two centuries, the traditions of the carnival were recovered by the Municipality in 1980 and since then the event has been held with great success each year.

Each year has a different, underlying theme for the carnival, which is developed under various points of view, from one of culture to that of pure spectacle. For two weeks St. Marks' Square, the theaters, streets, squares and public buildings become the protagonists of numerous initiatives and shows: actors, acrobats, dancers and musicians bring a celebration atmosphere to the city for a few days, which is similar to that of the XVII century.

PARTIES PROGRAM CARNIVAL 2009
 

Feb 13th, 8:00 pm CARNIVAL OPENING AT THE LUNA BAGLIONI

A sparkling and exciting evening is waiting for you in the elegant ambience of our Luna Hotel Baglioni to celebrate in the most unforgettable way the Opening of the Venice Carnival!
Where: Hotel Luna Baglioni
Dress Code: Costume & Mask


Euro 255 per person
 
Feb 13th, 6:30 pm MOON MASQUERADE

Where: Hotel Luna Baglioni
Dress Code: Costume & Mask


Euro 255 per person
 
Feb 14th, 9:00 pm BALLO DELLA SERENISSIMA

21.00 Elegant cocktail Quartetto Barocco and Soprano.
21.45 Seated Gala Dinner wines included
23.00 Spectacle of Lovers: Love Duets celebrating the most famous lyric operas such as La Traviata, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, La Serva padrona, La Bohéme, ecc…
Midnight: modern music and dances (Paying Open Bar)
Where: Palazzo Ca' Zanardi
Dress Code: Costume & Mask


Euro 295 per person
 
Feb 14th, 8:30 pm THE RIDOTTO
In the halls of the Ridotto, the heart of the XVIII century magnificient Carnival of Venice, a music theatre show about the life of the young Casanova with singers, dancers, acrobats and a live orchestra in the unique costumes of the Atelier Tiepolo. After dinner historical group dances and waltzes drected by a dance master.
Where:Palazzo Dandolo
Dress Code: Costume

Euro 475 per person
 
Feb 15th, 9:00 pm BALL OF COLOMBINA
9:00 pm Elegant cocktail Quartetto Barocco and Soprano
9:45 pm Seated Gala Dinner wines included, followed by the great spectacle of Sound & Pictures masks
Midnight: modern music and dance (Paying Open Bar)

Where: Palazzo Papafava
Dress Code: Costume & Mask


Euro 255 per person
 
Feb 15th, 9:00 pm DINNER DANSANTE LE MINUET
Dinner in the hotel Danieli where a master of dance and a baroque ensemble will involve the guests in dancing minuets, rondo and other group dances, during and after dinner.
Where: Hotel Danieli
Dress Code: Costume


Euro 275 per person
 
Feb 17th, 4:00 pm HOT CHOCOLATE IN COSTUME
Hot chocolate with cakes and sweets in an elegant cafe' in San Marco Square, a tradition of the carnival since the 18th century.
Where: Gran Cafe' Lavena in St. Mark Square
Dress Code: Costume


Euro 75 per person
 
Feb 18h, 7:00 pm ALONG THE CANALS IN GONDOLA
Meeting point at San Marco - calle Vallaresso to start a 30 minutes gondola tour in costume ending with a dinner at the restaurant Do Forni. A Venetian tradition to celebrate Carnival, spending a lively evening with friends and meeting new ones.
Where: Calla Vallaresso
Dress Code: Costume


Euro 225 per person including dinner
 
Feb 19th, 8:30 pm BALLO TIEPOLO
Resplendent in historical costume, our guests will attend the official Ball of the Venice Carnival. Enter in the magic world of the Venetian 18th Century. In the candle-lit setting of palazzo Pisani-Moretta, overlooking the Canal Grande and frescoed by Giovanbattista Tiepolo, mimes, magicians and acrobats will perform while you enjoy your cocktails and the superb Dinner. Two orchestras will play to accompany your dances ‘till early morning. Dress Code: historical costume.
Where: Palazzo Pisani-Moretta
Dress Code: Historical Costume


Euro 475 per person
 
Feb 19th, 9:00 pm LA DOLCE VITA AND THE GRAND BALL OF GIUSTINA RENIER
21.00 Elegant cocktail Quartetto Barocco and Soprano
21.45 Seated Gala Dinner wines included
23.00 Spectacle of Baroque Dance
Where: Palazzo Ca' Zanardi
Dress Code: Costume & Mask


Euro 235 per person
 
Feb 20th, 7:00 pm BALL OF LOUIS DU SOLEIL

Where: Palazzo Zenobio
Dress Code: Costume & Mask
Euro 500 per person
 
Feb 20th, 8:00 pm GREAT BAGLIONI PARTY

A sparkling and exciting evening is waiting for you in the elegant ambience of our Luna Hotel Baglioni to celebrate in the most unforgettable way the Opening of the Venice Carnival!
Where: Hotel Luna Baglioni
Dress Code: Costume & Mask


Euro 275 per person
 
Feb 20th, 9:00 pm OPERETTA "THE SERVANT MISTRESS"
The Ball will be located in the authentic Venice, in a 14th century Palace, Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, with its precious gothic facade & its elegant quadriform gothic windows overlooking the canal of the Misericordia. The palace will be illuminated entirely with candlelights to create a memorable atmosphere.

Where: Papafava Palace
Dress Code: Costume & Mask


Euro 275 per person
 
Feb 20th, 9:00 pm DINNER DANSANTE LE MINUET
Dinner in the Hotel Danieli, the most exclusive Hotel of Venice, located few steps from Piazza S. Marco. A Master of Dance and a baroque ensemble will involve the guests in dancing minuets, rondo and other group dances, during and after the dinner.
Where: Hotel Danieli
Dress Code: Costume


Euro 275 per person
 
Feb 21st carnival ball & show - Teatro La Fenice
La cavalchina
AMORE E ILLUSIONE
Masked Grand Ball with performances à l’ancienne

Tickets (including buffet dinner & open bar)
Orchestra: Euro 600 per person
Reserved box, 2 seats: Euro 2000
Reserved box, 4 seats: Euro 3200
Seat in 12 people Barcaccia: Euro 700 per person

 

Feb 21st, 8:30 pm

 

Gala and Opera
MUSICA A PALAZZO

Gala and Opera with Dinner
The luxurious interior of this astonishing Venetian palace opens up to guests for a memorable gala dinner enriched by the live performances of some of the greatest italian professional opera singers.
The event begins with a welcome cocktail in the main hall of the Palazzo on the notes of “La traviata”. A sumptuous buffet, signed by “La Dogaressa” will follow.
After the appetizers and the first courses, the Gala will continue in the famous  Sala Tiepolo , where guests will savour the finest songs from  “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” by Rossini.
Guests will then be free to enjoy the first courses of their meal in the beautiful sitting rooms of the Palazzo and to admire the artistic details of its interior.
The Gran Finale will take place in the stunning Alcova room, where guests will apreciate some of the most beautiful Love duets in the operatic repertoire.
An excellent selection of wines will accompany the music and the  gastronomic delicacies.
Where: Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto

Tickets
: Euro 275 per person

 

Feb 21st, 11:00 am BAROQUE MUSIC AND COCKTAIL
A classical baroque concert performed by the ensemble L'Offerta Musicale in the magnificent setting of Scuola Grande dei Carmini. A cocktail will be served after the concert in the hall frecoed by Tiepolo
Where: Scuola Grande dei Carmini

Euro 125 per person
 
Feb 21st, 7:00 pm BALLO DEL CASANOVA
Let yourself fall into the fantasy that is Venice at Carnival!
Together with an international audience, you will enjoy this miraculous masquerade ball at the gorgeous Zenobio Palace, located on the lagoon at the heart of this romantic and mercurial city.
Where: Palazzo Zenobio
Dress Code: Costume


Euro 500 per person including dinner
 
Feb 21st, 7:00 pm ALONG THE CANALS IN GONDOLA
Meeting point at San Marco - calle Vallaresso to start a 30 minutes gondola tour in costume ending with a dinner at the restaurant Antico Pignolo.
Where: Calla Vallaresso
Dress Code: Costume


Euro 225 per person including dinner
 
Feb 20th, 8:00 pm GREAT BAGLIONI PARTY

A sparkling and exciting evening is waiting for you in the elegant ambience of our Luna Hotel Baglioni to celebrate in the most unforgettable way the Opening of the Venice Carnival!
Where: Hotel Luna Baglioni
Dress Code: Costume & Mask


Euro 340 per person
 
Feb 21st, 8:30 pm CARNIVAL DREAM
Gala dinner and theatre music play followed by a prestigious ball in the faboulous hall of the Ridotto.
Where: Palazzo Dandolo
Dress Code: Costume


Euro 475
 
Feb 21st, 9:00 pm IL BALLO DELL DOGARESSA
The Ball will be located in the authentic Venice, in a 14th century Palace, Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, with its precious gothic facade & its elegant quadriform gothic windows overlooking the canal of the Misericordia. The palace will be illuminated entirely with candlelights to create a memorable atmosphere. Incentive Harmony presents the most distiguished Dogaressa Teodora one of the most important woman in the Serenissima Repubblic of Venice. The first introduction of the golden fork “a due rebbi” in Venice is attribuited to the great Dogaressa Teodora. At 9:00 pm the Ball will start wih an elegant welcome cocktail, Quartetto Barocco and Soprano.
At 9:45 Seated Gala Dinner wines included, followed by Three Tenores’ spectacle with there most famous arias and the Cafè Concerto.
Midnight: modern music and dances (Paying Open Bar)
Where: Papafava Palace
Dress Code: Costume


Euro 325
 
Feb 21st, 9:00 pm BALLO DE LA THERIACA

At Palazzo Albrizzi, the guests will enliven the party with historical dances introduced by the Maître de Danse Clara Santoni. During the candlelight dinner with opulent laid tables, a variety of shows will alternate.
The Baroque Quartette, inserted in the precious and sumptuous saloons decorated with scenes in stuccos and frescoes of the Tiepolo School, will donate a refined touch to the gala, offering music composed by Mozart, Vivaldi and Galuppi.
Where: Palazzo Albrizzi
Dress Code: Costume


Euro 375
 
Feb 22nd, 4:00 pm HOT CHOCOLATE IN COSTUME
Hot chocolate with cakes and sweets in an elegant cafe' in San Marco Square, a tradition of the carnival since the 18th century.
Where: Gran Cafe' Lavena in St. Mark Square
Dress Code: Costume


Euro 75 per person
 
Feb 22nd, 4:00 pm LYRIC AFTERNOON
Cocktail with typical Carnival sweets buffet
Where: Palazzo Ca' Zanardi
Dress Code: Costume & Mask


Euro 115 per person
 
Feb 22nd, 5:00 pm HOMAGE TO LOVERS
The Ball will be located in the authentic Venice, in a 14th century Palace, Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, with its precious gothic facade & its elegant quadriform gothic windows overlooking the canal of the Misericordia. The palace will be illuminated entirely with candlelights to create a memorable atmosphere.
5:00 pm Elegant cocktail with typical Venetian buffet and surrounded by the delicious fountain of chocolate, Quartetto Barocco and Soprano.
End of the event at 8:00 pm
Where: Papafava Palace
Dress Code: Costume & Mask


Euro 120 per person
 
Feb 22nd, 8:00 pm MASCHERANDA
In the magical night of the Carnival, candlelight in the most charming Palace of Venice, facing the Grand Canal, among precious scenographies and the 18th frescos, you’ll be the welcome guests at the Mask Ball Mascheranda.

Where: Palazzo Pisani Moretta
Dress Code:
Costume & Mask


Euro 570 with dinner
Euro 260 after dinner starting at 11:30 pm
The tickets will include an open bar into the “Caffè Veneziano” and “Gran Buffet dei Golosessi," the international performers and artists show , the Grand Mask Ball - with the Antique Dances School and the Modern Dance - and the Chef Surprise at 1:30 am.
 
Feb 22nd, 9:00 pm DINNER DANSANTE LE MINUET
Dinner in the hotel Danieli where a master of dance and a baroque ensemble will involve the guests in dancing minuets, rondo and other group dances, during and after dinner
Where: Hotel Danieli
Dress Code: Costume


Euro 275 per person including dinner
 
Feb 23rd, 7:00 pm ALONG THE CANALS IN GONDOLA
Meeting point at San Marco - calle Vallaresso to start a 30 minutes gondola tour in costume ending with a dinner at the restaurant Do Forni.
Where: Calla Vallaresso
Dress Code: Costume


Euro 225 per person including dinner
 
Feb 24th, 9:00 pm RENAISSANCE GRAN BALL

21.00 Elegant welcome cocktail accompanied by Quartetto Barocco and Soprano.
21.45 Seated Gala Dinner wines included, followed by the spectacle of Renaissance music and dances.
Midnight: modern music and dance (Paying Open Bar)
Where: Palazzo Ca' Zanardi
Dress Code: Costume & Mask


Euro 220 per person
 
Feb 24th, 9:00 pm VENEZIA ROMANTICA
The Hotel Danieli is synonymous of splendor and romance. Designed in the late fourteenth century to meet the demands of European traveling nobility, the hotel has been for years the favorite of Venice visitors. Guests will be received by actors, acrobats, dancers and a classical orchestra.
Where: Hotel Danieli
Dress Code: Historical Costume


Euro 475 per person including dinner
 

 

To receive additional information or if you wish to book tickets as well as rent costumes for any of the events of the Venice Carnival 2009 please contact our concierge: Valentina