In the Ridotto Hall – heart of extravagant carnivals of the 18th century where nobles, gamblers and adventurers such as Giacomo Casanova were regular – the most elegant party of the Carnival of Venice will take place. It brings back to life the Venetian tradition for theatre and the carnival tradition for amusement and dancing.
You will enjoy a welcome cocktail and then a four-course dinner (wine included) in a magical atmosphere with several appearances created by wonderful Venetian costumes and artists. During and after dinner, the Grand Ball will take place, led by a dance master with live music by a classical ensemble: a unique experience which combines amusement, elegance, and participation.
The Ridotto Hall
The palace of the noble Dandolo was the first place to accomodate the "Ridotto", public gaming rooms from 1638 till 1774. It used to be open during Carnival, which lasted several months, and during that time Giacomo Casanova considered the Ridotto as the stage setting and backdrop for his conquests. Now the hall belongs to the Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal.