Contarina Venetian Ball at Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro - Venice Carnival 2016

Duration: approx. 5 hours   Location: Venice

Why choose this experience?

1 To experience a daydream in the magical setting of one of the finest historic houses in Venice, Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro
2 Because, thanks to the presence of people in costumes and dancing masters, you can experience the full atmosphere of unbridled celebration of the carnivals of the past
3 To spend a night in total anonymity guaranteed by masks and carnival costumes

Immersed in the elegant atmosphere of a historic Venetian residence - Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro – the Ballo della Contarina 2016 in Venice promises to be one of the most anticipated events for Venice Carnival 2016.

After a meticulous restoration, Palazzo Contarini in Venice, Italy has become an elegant hotel with suites and apartments. The environments are modelled on the atmosphere of the golden age of Venice with old fireplaces, mirrors, tapestries, paintings and prints, precious carpets, Murano glass chandeliers and antique furniture. Attention has been paid to every detail, the renewed construction of Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro has infused a timeless elegance into the building, where tradition and modernity coexist in perfect harmony.

Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro, Castello 2926, Venice, lends itself to a perfect location for the parties and events of the Venetian Carnival! In addition to the Carnival Chocolate at Contarini Casino, Carnival dinner with Casanova and Carnival Music & Magic, the building also houses the prestigious Contarina Venetian Ball, an intimate and exclusive evening to revive the magic of Venice of the past.

Countess Mariarosa Contarina welcomes you at the entrance of the building to her magical home. In the entrance, you can enjoy a welcome cocktail by candlelight, with soft background music .

The Venice Ball Ballo della Contarina 2016 will then continue in the magnificent hall of the Palazzo Contarini Porta di Ferro, unique because it has an attractive terrace overlooking the courtyard and garden of the building.

During the gala dinner you will be entertained by actors of the commedia dell'arte, fortune tellers and dancing masters; musicians in period costume will play melodies and ballads of the Carnivals of the 16th century.

After dinner, the Ballo della Contarina will end in the lobby of the ground floor, with dancing, music and a DJ.

To participate in the Venetian Ball a masked dress code is required. You can hire online masquerade custumes for Venetian Carnival at Atelier Tiepolo in Venice and pick them up at the Hotel Danieli on the day of the event.

Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro is located in Venice, Castello area, a short distance from St Mark's Square. The Venice Ball will begin at 8.30 pm.

Book online your tickets for one of the most exclusive events of the of Venice Carnival 2016: Ballo della Contarina awaits you on Saturday, 6 February at the beautiful Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro!

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Important info


Saturday 6 February 2016

Departure point:

Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro, Castello 2926

Departure time

8.30 pm

Languages available

No explanations


€390.00 per person


approx. 5 hours

  • Welcome drink
  • Dinner
  • Entertainment
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a NO SHOW (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher).

If you want to attend the event please show a copy of the voucher (electronic and paper copies of the voucher are both accepted).

The space available for this event is limited to 100 people.

Reservations will be accepted up to the available places and no later than 31 January 2016. Dress Code: costume and mask.

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