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It is Carnival Time and Venice Awaits….

Dress up and experience this once in a lifetime opportunity. This is the time when Venice dresses up and is filled with intrigue, atmosphere, colour and that party atmosphere. First held in Venice in the 11th century, it revived in 1979 and is now a wonderful open air festival where everyone can join in. Balls, parties, tours and we can also organise your costumes and provide a flask of Italian brandy or a Grappa to keep you heated on those cold February nights which add to the senses!

Our packages include:

Il ballo del Doge, the Mascheranda grand ball which takes place in the most elegant palace overlooking the Grand Canal, and includes international entertainment and dinner. The Casanova grand ball. Scent of a Woman. Take part in this extraordinary masked ball adventure which welcomes the secrets of Casanova and you get to learn amazing forbidden games in a majestic Palace.

There are carnival cocktails & opera at La Fenice Theatre. Enjoy the Italian opera "Elisir d'Amore" at La Fenice Opera house followed by a carnival cocktail with DJ set.

Enjoy a carnival party cruise A not-to-be-missed appointment on board a true Venetian Galleon. What about the official carnival dinner show and ball 2020 which is not only a dinner, it's an exclusive experience where the pleasures of the food and the party are met.

There is the carnival dinner & party at Palazzetto Pisani, Get involved in the spirit of seduction and elegance, an evening of pure fun, music, opera and spectacular artistic performances. The Santa Chiara glass slippers masquerade ball. Experience an unforgettable enchanted evening of fine dining, opera, entertainment and dancing till the early morning in a medieval glass cathedral – wow…!

The grand carnival gala “Cortigiane a Palazzo” which will bring Venice alive. A carnival mystery dinner 2020 at the Hotel Gabrielli; Take part in the venetian mystery carnival party with dinner, music and entertainment in a panoramic venue in front of the Venetian lagoon. There is the Arabian Nights which is a multi-sensorial, magical experience. What about a venetian style carnival pub crawl or a private murder & mystery tour. Take the chance to set off through the narrow streets in the gathering dusk to discover an entirely different Venice. We can set this off with a variety of games which would be ideal for a group of friends and family.

Perhaps you wish to celebrate an anniversary, a birthday, enjoy a luxury hen or stag night, offer a gift or just indulge…. Then start booking now.

We have named but a few delights but there is so much more. Add to this your costume and if budget allows, have a different one for every night. Choose Agata or why not Anita, Bassano Rosso or Butterfly for the ladies. The men can opt for Donizetti, Paggio, Arlecchino, great costumes and masks to suit.

The party starts on the 8th February in Mestre ending on the 25th in Cannaregio, Venice. Book now to avoid disappointment and to reserve the costume you have always wanted!


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