During the carnival period, there are all kind of parties in Venice. You could choose to celebrate in the Piazza, on the streets, in a hotel. However, what we recommend for your Carnival Celebration is to join a Private party in the historic palaces of Venice, which will give you the opportunity to be in an exclusive location to celebrate one of the most special festivals in the world.
A Venetian masquerade ball is really a unique occasion to celebrate the Venice Carnival Italy. You will see jugglers, fire eaters, dancers, and live music among the luxuries of a Venetian residence not usually open to the public. You will jump back in time to experience the luxurious and mysterious side of life of many years ago in the City of Water. Venice masked balls organized in Venetian palaces normally have an entrance ticket, which includes various services: from gala dinner to the rental of costumes, to the private transfer. Read on to find out more!
Venice Masquerade balls : dress code
To participate to a Venetian Masked Ball, it is often required to wear historical costumes and venetian masks. Venetian costumes are those that are seen parading during the Carnival in St. Mark’s Square and of which visitors take thousands of photos. Depending on the event you are attending, carnival costumes could be included in your ticket or could also be rented separately. While these costumes are easily rented in Venice, please keep in mind that you need to organize yourself well in advance. In fact, they are very popular for traditional venetian Carnival events and if you arrive too late, choice will be limited. At the end of this page you will find link to our dedicated section. to see the different options we offer.
Some masked balls require an easier dress code, for example, arriving after dinner with an elegant evening dress and mask instead of the historical costume.
Keep in mind that places for Carnival dinners and events are limited and reservations are made months in advance. Therefore choose your event for your February 2020 Carnival celebration and book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!
Here are some of the best Masquerade balls available in Venice to celebrate Carnival 2020.
Saturday 15th February , Venice masked ball of dreams
Our Venice Carnival Ball of Dreams takes place in the heart of Castello district, 10 minutes walk from Piazza San Marco, the Contarini Palace opens its doors to you. Casanova, Stendhal and Lord Byron crossed their thresholds a few centuries ago. “Ball of dreams” is a spectacular celebration to celebrate Venice and its carnival: you will be wrapped in a labyrinth of dances, music, magic shows. This first saturday evening of Venice Carnival will open the ball of festivities. The offer includes historical costume rental with delivery directly to your accommodation. We pamper you to the end!
Friday 21st February 2020, Venice Ball ‘Courtesans at Palace’
The Carnival Grand Gala “Courtesans at Palace” will bring in one magic event the emotions of living the daily life of a Venetian courtesan. Charming and sensual, the ‘cortigiane oneste’ of Venice were able to dispense intense sensations but also had great power.
The Gran Gala will take place at “Cà Sagredo”, the splendid XVIII century palazzo overlooking the Grand Canal, where Lorenzo Quinn chose to set his spectacular two gigantic hands emerging from the waters to support the building and its secular history.
Saturday February 22nd Masked Ball Venice Carnival 2020 “La nuit enchantée”
This unique masquerade ball in Venice is the final event of Carnival 2020. As we know, in Venice, nothing is exaggerated, and if there is one thing the city likes to do most, it is to surprise you! On Saturday, February 22, enter the labyrinth of an endless night with the final event of the closing Carnival, the masked ball of Venice an “enchanted night” will be unforgettable. At the Palazzo Contarini della porta di ferro, the celebrations will continue until the middle of the night.
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Other interesting information regarding Carnival:
- Venice Carnival 2020: program
- History of the Carnival of Venice: from its origins to the present day
- Venetian Carnival Costumes
- Venetian Carnival Masks