Saturday, February 21, 2009


Start time: 11:00
Place: Scuola Grande dei Carmini
Organizer: C.C.I.
Late morning with a classical baroque Venetian music performed by the ensemble L’Offerta Musicale, just in the magnificent XVI° C. palace of the Scuola Grande dei Carmini. A cocktail after the concert in the magnificent hall frescoed by Gian Battista Tiepolo: the best way to start the most crazy day of the Carnival.
Partecipation costs: Euro 90


Start time: 15:00
Place: Piazza San Marco
Partecipation costs: Free


Start time: 19:00
Place: Calle Vallaresso
Organizer: C.C.I.
Meeting point at San Marco – Calle Vallaresso (just in front the Harris Bar) to start a 30′ gondola tour in costume ending with dinner in the refine restaurant Antico Pignolo.A tradition to celebrate Carnival, spending a lively evening with friends and meeting new ones. Dress Code: costume
Partecipation costs: Euro 190

Ball of Casanova

Start time: 19:00
Place: Palazzo Zenobio
Organizer: García Martín de Calera – Organizzazione Carnevalesca de Calera
At Carnival in Venice, the nocturnal lanes come alive with mystery,
the moon casts reflections on the winding canals,
and we evoke, for you, the opulence of an 18th century ball,
set against the background of the overwhelming original stage!

Incredible rumors in the city of Venice: The appearance of young Casanova, with his charm and mischief, will delight you at this unbelievable celebration!
This is truly the ball of the balls! While you, our honored guests, abandon yourselves to the exquisite offerings of both food and drink, our experienced and artful staff, led by the master of ceremonies, will guide you down candlelight garden paths, within gorgeous palace rooms, and finally, to the splendid ballroom.

You will be entertained and dined to the sounds and compositions of the masters and the performances of artists and acrobats.
While hidden behind masks and baroque costumes, we invite you to forget, for some hours, everyday life and let the secret longings of your heart be known.

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.

Dresscode: historical costume
Further information:

Partecipation costs: Euro 470

Gran Carnival Gala at the Luna Hotel Baglioni

Start time: 20:00
Place: Luna Hotel Baglioni
Organizer: Baglioni Hotels
We look forward to welcome you at the Luna Hotel Baglioni to celebrate together the most important weekend of the Venice Carnival! The appointment will be at 6.30 pm in the warm atmosphere of the Fireplace Room for our Welcome Cocktail: just in front of the warmlighted-on fireplace you will savour the typical Venetian Canapès while sipping the renown Bellini and Rossini Cocktails, created for you by our Chef Carlo. During the cocktail you will be entertained by a special funny Opera: “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”. The famous Opera of Gioacchino Rossini will be performed by top-level artists, prouded boast the stage of the most famous Italian and International Theatre as well as La Fenice Opera Theatre.
Starting from 8.00 pm the refined Buffet Dinner will be served in the elegant ambience of the Marco Polo Ballroom, with original frescoes by the Pupils of the Tiepolo School. The Marco Polo Ballroom is in fact the perfect setting to experience the real Carnival of Venice and to parade your Venetian Carnival costumes and traditional Masks! We will make you dance till late with Dance Music of our Disk-Jockey: international covers, rock, group dances, music by ‘60s and ‘70s… At the end don’t miss the exquisite typical Venetian desserts: frittelle and galani, prepared by our Chef Carlo.
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 Carnival of Venice!

Dress Code: Carnival Costume (Costume d’Epoque or Cloak with Mask)
Rate: 310,00 Euro per persona (VAT and Wine from Canova Selection included)
Cancellation Policy: by 12.00 p.m. of 13th February 2009, with the whole rate as penalty.
Partecipation costs: Euro 310

Il Ballo del Doge

Start time: 20:30
Place: Palazzo Pisani Moretta sul Canal Grande
Organizer: Antonia Sautter
“…Il Ballo del Doge is one of the most exclusive parties in the world…turn off the mobile phone, breath the perfumes, close your eyes and let yourselves go at the most beautiful night of your life…” (Vanity Fair Italy, 11th of March 2004)
Il Ballo del Doge is the most important cultural and sought after event of the Venetian Carnival. A search where Beauty, Taste, Refinement, Splendour and the History of past centuries are, magically, the protagonists. Attention to every detail, the décor, the scenography, conviviality and entertainment, are shared by guests coming from all over the world making il Ballo a “Dream” internationally classified among the “100 things not to miss in life”.
History, art, culture, poetry and creativity converge and interact into this event constantly renewing the interpretation of Venice. It is a night where anything is possible.
For any further info and also costume rentals
Atelier Venetia
di Antonia Sautter
San Marco 1286
30124 Venezia
Tel + 39.041 5224426
Tel. + 39.041 2413802
Fax: +39.041.5287543

Partecipation costs: Euro 500 ad Euro 1.000


Start time: 20:30
Place: Palazzo Dandolo (Hotel Monaco & Gran Canal)
Organizer: C.C.I.
Gala Dinner and theatre music play followed by a prestigious Ball in the fabulous hall of the Ridotto, the heart of the 18th century Carnival Dress code: costume
Partecipation costs: Euro 450

Gran Ball of the Dogaressa. Homage to Three Tenores, Entertainment, Gala Dinner & Caffè Concerto

Start time: 21:00
Place: Papafava Palace, reachable by its water door and by Calle Racchetta, 3764 Canareggio, vaporetto n° 1 Ca’ D’Oro station stop
Organizer: Incentive Harmony di Nicolas & Jeanne-Bénédicte Arnita
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 21.00 the Ball will start wih an elegant welcome cocktail, Quartetto Barocco and Soprano.
At 21.45 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)
Dress Code: costume and mask
Cost: 295 € per person

Do not hesitate to consult us for the rent of costumes
Our Atelier will be under your disposal for costumes, masks and accessories.

The Palace is reachable by 5 minutes walk from Ca D’Oro vaporetto stop: Calle Racchetta, Cannaregio 3764. Reachable also by its water door (in front of the Church of the Misericordia).

For further informations, contact our office:
Tel: +39 041 5201855 +39 041 7793002, Fax: +39 041 52 85914, E-mail:, Web:
Partecipation costs: Euro 295

El Ballo de la Theriaca – Grand Masked Ball, Gala Dinner and performances

Start time: 21:00
Place: Palazzo Albrizzi
Organizer: ACIT Venezia
Baroque Quartette
Ballet’s Academy of Venice

Ballet: ”The Theriaca is a Wonder”
Coreography: Clara Santoni

Great Ball : Polonaise, Gavotte, Quadrille, Menuet
Maître de danse: Clara Santoni

Special appearance:
Margitta Rosales, soprano
Johannes Reichert, countertenor
Carlo Rossi at the cembalo

The programm includes Arias by Joseph Haydn from the comic Opera ”Lo Speziale” Libretto by Carlo Goldoni

Welcome Cocktail
surprises for all the guests

Candle-light dinner

La Dogaressa Gourmet Service

El Ballo de la Theriaca
Palazzo Albrizzi bring us back to the frivolous and gay atmosphere of Venice in the 18th century, where also the production of the Theriaca was a public show, played by licentious and cheerful boys. All lined up in front of the apothecaries, they pounded the medicament ingredients in bronze mortars singing:
”Per veleni, per flati ed altri mali/
La Theriaca gh’à el primo in sti canali”
(For poisons, flatus and other evils, the Theriaca
has the first in these canals) while alternating
strophes and hits of pestles.
A historical curiosity: the Authors assigned to the medicine the virtue of reinvigorating men (”far rinvigorire l’huomo”) among its therapeutic talents. Viagra is a recent discovery!
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.

Art Director: Nevia Capello
Dress-code: Historical Costume
Nicolao Atelier
Atelier Pietro Longhi

You can reach Palazzo Albrizzi on foot
from Ca’ D’ Oro. Water taxis board on Fondamenta
S. Andrea, in front of the entrance.

Info and booking:
Palazzo Albrizzi
Cannaregio 4118
Tel: 0415232544
Fax: 0415245275

Partecipation costs: Euro 350,00 Membership-card “sympathy”