Carnival Gran Gala at Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro

Duration: approx. 5 hours  Location: Venice
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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 Carnival Gran Gala in Venice promises to be one of the most anticipated events for Venice Carnival 2017!

After a meticulous restoration, Palazzo Contarini in Venice, Italy has become an elegant hotel with suites and apartments. The environments are modelled after the atmosphere of the Golden Age of Venice with old fireplaces, mirrors, tapestries, paintings and prints, precious carpets, Murano glass chandeliers and antique furniture. Every detail of the renewed construction of Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro has been carefully thought of and infuses 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 An evening with the Doge, Carnival Music & Chocolate and the exclusive Carnival Ball on St. Valentine’s day, the building also houses the prestigious Carnival Gran Gala Venetian Ball, an intimate and exclusive evening to revive the magic of Venice in the past.

The event will begin at the entrance of the palace, where you can enjoy a welcome cocktail by candlelight, with soft background music.

The Venice Ball – Carnival Gran Gala 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 Carnival Gran Gala Ball 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 costumes 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 Gran Gala Carnival of Venice Ball will begin at 8.30 pm.

Book online your tickets for one of the most exclusive events of the Venice Carnival 2017: the Carnival Gran Gala awaits you on Saturday, 25th February at the beautiful Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro!

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Important info


Saturday 25 February 2017.

Departure point:

Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro, Castello 2926.

Departure time

8.30 pm

Languages available

No explanations.


€340.00 per person - SOLD OUT

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).

Reservations will be accepted up to the available places and no later than 22 February 2017.

Dress Code: historical costume and mask.

CANCELLATION POLICY: there are no refunds once booking has been confirmed.

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure that may prevent the tour already purchased to run regularly (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures, serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute), the tour might be cancelled.The customer will be notified of this as soon as possible and will be asked to choose between postponing the tour on the first date available or get a prompt refund of the price paid for the tour.

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