The Gala Tiepolo Ball at the Carnival of Venice will transport you to the magical world of 18th century Venice.
The chosen venue for this magnificent ball – of the highest form of Venetian Baroque festivities – is the Palazzo Pisani Moretta, which, with its great gothic windows, looks onto the Grand Canal.
This fabulous celebration begins in the evening (from 17.00 to 19.00) with a cocktail at the Hotel Splendid Venice, situated in the heart of Venice between St Mark’s Square and the Ponte di Rialto (Rialto Bridge). Here, dressed in your carnival costumes, you will find yourself immersed in the captivating atmosphere of the Venetian carnival.
Afterwards, from 20.00, the famous Tiepolo Ball will take place at the splendid Palazzo Pisani Moretta, where you will be welcomed with a cocktail On the first floor of the Palace, you will savour an exquisite dinner by candlelight, while also enjoying a varied programme of entertainment: singers, dancers and many other artists, along with two orchestras (ball orchestra and dance band), and dance maestros (who will teach you the basic steps of the dances from the 18th and 19th centuries), all of which will inspire you to dance into the early hours.
At midnight, the party continues on the ground floor of the Palace, where you will be able to dance to the sounds of the modern orchestra while enjoying the chocolate fountain and drinks on offer.
Please note: A period costume is required.
Palazzo Pisani Moretta:
Overlooking the Grand Canal, the Palazzo Pisani Moretta was constructed in the second half of the 15th century by the Bembo family, although it soon became the residence of the Pisani Moretta family. Although it has been refurbished over the centuries, the Palazzo has retained its beautiful façade, typical of the Venetian gothic style, with its large windows with mullions standing out. At the same time, there is a rich Baroque interior, furnished with works by eminent Baroque artists of the calibre of, among others, Gianbattista Tiepolo, Jacopo Guarana, Gaspare Diziani and Giuseppe Angeli. It is also worth noting some of the illustrious figures who have been guests at the palace, such as Tsar Paul 1 of Russia, Joséphine de Beauharnais (Napoleon Bonaparte’s first wife) and Joseph II (Habsburg Holy Roman Emperor and son of Maria Theresa), among other historical figures.