Courtesan Dream Carnival Ball at Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro

Duration: approx. 7 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 Courtesan Dream party in Venice promises to be one of the most anticipated events for Venice Carnival 2018!

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 Carnival in Love and the Casanova Cocktail Party, the building also houses …this important ball dedicated to the most talked-about and intriguing characters of past centuries ...

Refined, polite and extremely intelligent, the courtesans could rely on favours and privileges that most people could not even dream of ... In this magical evening you will be able to experience first-hand the chic world of Venice’s courtesans!

The evening will start with a tantalizing welcome cocktail and 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 Courtesan Dream Gran Ball will end in the lobby of the ground floor, with dancing, music and a DJ until the small hours!

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.
A historical costume or evening dress with mask is required only to join the after dinner party.

Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro is located in Venice, Castello area, a short distance from St Mark’s Square. 

Choose the package you prefer ... Are you ready to be transported in the seductive and intriguing world of Venice’s courtesans?

-Entry to Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro from 11.30 pm
-Buffet of typical venetian pastries
-Open bar

-Entry to Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro from 8.00 pm
-Welcome Cocktail
-Dinner placé on the Noble Floor
-Free Minuetto teacher to dance
-After Dinner Ticket (with access to the discotheque, open bar and buffet of typical venetian pastries from 11.30 pm)

-Costume rental with accessories
-Entry to Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro from 8.00 pm
-Welcome Cocktail
-Dinner placé on the Noble Floor
-Free Minuetto teacher to dance
-After Dinner Ticket (with access to the discotheque, open bar and buffet of typical venetian pastries from 11.30 pm)

Book online your tickets for one of the most exclusive events of the Venice Carnival 2018: Courtesan Dream Carnival party awaits you on Saturday, 3 February at the beautiful Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro!

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Important info


Saturday 3 February 2018.

Departure point:

Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro, Castello 2926.

Departure time

8.00 pm

Only After Dinner Party: from 11.30 pm

Languages available

No explanations.

approx. 7 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).

Please indicate any allergies or intolerances at the time of your booking.

This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you.


  • To participate in packages that include dinner and After Dinner Party a complete Historical costume is required.
  • To attend only the After dinner party an evening dress and a mask are sufficient.


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 receiving a prompt refund of the price paid for the tour, if the cancellation policy of the service itself allows a refund.

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