Duration: approx. 3 hours 

Location: Venice


Why choose this experience?

1 To spend a unique evening: dinner and concert in Venice to experience the charming atmosphere of the literary salons of the eighteenth century in a Venetian historic palace
2 Because you will enjoy a four-course gourmet dinner in Venice, prepared with local seasonal ingredients
3 For the music, either jazz or classical depending on the day, and the presence of top notch musicians

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Important information


from 16 March to 29 December 2017, subject to availability.

Departure point:

Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro, Castello 2926.

Departure time

Thursday, Friday

7.00 pm

Languages available

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€110.00 per person

approx. 3 hours
  • 4 course buffet dinner
  • Wines and drinks included in the buffet
  • Coffee
  • Concert
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

Before booking, please be advised that it is compulsory to print a paper copy of the voucher issued at the end of the online reservation and bring it with you the day of the tour.

At the time of your booking please indicate any any food preferences (vegetarian, vegan) or problems related to allergies and intolerances, in order to arrange a menu suitable to your needs.

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


No credit or refunds:

  • in the case of a NO SHOW (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher).
  • for cancellations up to 3 days before the dinner. In this case, you can only ask to change the date of the service in order to take part in the tour on another day, to be chosen among the dates that are still available.

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure (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 service you booked might be cancelled. If this should happen, you will be informed as soon as possible and, according to the type of service you booked, you will have the possibility to choose between postponing the service on the first date available or receiving a total refund of the price paid, if the cancellation policy of the service itself allows a refund.

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Every Thursday and Friday evening come to Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro and enjoy a charming night hosted by the Venice Music Gourmet! Dinner and Show in Venice to relive the refined atmosphere of the Venetian literary salons.

Music of the highest level and gourmet dishes immersed in the historical and artistic context of a period aristocratic residence... Concert and Dinner at a Venetian palace: Venice will give you an unforgettable experience!

The events at Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro, Venice are aimed at bringing the elegant literary salons of the eighteenth-century - the golden age of the Venice Republic - back to life. At that time, music was almost exclusively composed on commission of the wealthier classes: the noble and wealthy also used to host evenings where guests could freely listen to music and chatter whilst tasting fine wines and refined food.

One of the most important aspects of these evenings was the conviviality: Venice Music Gourmet intends to protract this theme, offering its guests the opportunity to spend time with friends and family or with other people who share the same passion for music and good food.

The headquarters of these fascinating events, Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro in Venice, was not chosen by chance ... In fact, this elegant palace once belonged to two of the most respected noble dynasties of the Republic of Venice, the Morosini della Sbarra, until 1401, and then the Contarini.

The evening consists of two parts:

  • 7.00 pm four-course buffet dinner and wine accompaniment in the tapestry room;
  • from 8.30 pm concert (jazz music on Thursdays, classical on Fridays) in the main hall.

Intimacy, elegance and conviviality: the limited number of participants, up to a maximum of 70 people, the charming location and the possibility to spend time with people who share the same interests make these classical concerts in Venice Italy and jazz concerts in Venice truly unique in their kind.

The charm of dining in a Venetian palace enriched by the emotions of good music...


Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro

A former noble residence located in the heart of Venice, between St. Mark's Square and the Arsenale in Venice.

The palace was bought by the Contarini family in the 15th century, taking the nickname 'Porta di Ferro' for the beautiful portal that once adorned its entrance, but that unfortunately went missing in the mid-nineteenth century.

Today, after careful restoration, Palazzo Contarini has become a high-level accommodation, with romantic apartments and suites. Antique furniture, timeless elegance and decorative elements of great value, such as Murano glass chandeliers and fabrics made by time-honoured Venetian ateliers, make the palace the perfect venue to host these charming evenings.

The evening entertainment in Venice Italy of Venice Music Gourmet takes place on the main floor of the building, equipped with lift to also allow the access of guests with mobility impairments



Quality and intense flavours in a four-course gourmet dinner prepared by top chefs!

The menu focuses on Italian and regional specialties; it varies according to the season, exclusively using fresh and locally sourced ingredients.

At the time of your booking, you can report any food preferences (vegetarian, vegan) or problems related to allergies and intolerances.

During the dinner, the head waiters in the room will show you the selection of appetizers, main courses and desserts included in the menu of the day, while the sommelier will help you match the best wine to your menu choice.

The dinner is partly a buffet (since the food will be served by the waiters); with allocated seats at one of the many tables set up in the hall; the end of the gourmet dinner in Venice is around 8.15 pm with dessert and coffee.



A unique music experience, offering a wide variety of authors and styles, with the refined sonorities of great composers of the past...

The concert program, different for each evening, is divided between classical music and jazz music to meet the tastes of a large group of aficionados.

The choice of annihilating the physical distance between audience and musicians, all gathered in one room, will allow you to better appreciate the melodies and absorb the movements and emotions of each individual musician.

  • Thursday - Venice Jazz Evening

Jazz, a genre that perhaps more than any other combines innovation and tradition, will be featured in numerous events hosted by Venice Music Gourmet. Every Thursday the most beautiful songs of Italian music in jazz style will be featured in a not to be missed concert! The live jazz in Venice wants to be a tribute to the great Italian music: Mina, Modugno, Morricone, Conte will be re-arranged by Maestro Marco Ponchiroli and accompanied by the wonderful voice of Francesca Viaro.

  • Friday - Classical music concerts in Venice Italy

Internationally renowned musicians will play the Four Seasons by Vivaldi or Bach Sonatas, and alternate them with lesser known but just as important compositions. The Venice Antonio Vivaldi Orchestra is composed of musicians from the most famous Italian orchestras - such as the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Archi della Scala and the Venice Soloists - and boasts a very wide repertoire, from baroque to contemporary, to give the musicians of the ensemble the opportunity to better express their feelings. Bach, Tchaykovsky, Vivaldi, Mozart, Corelli, Haendel and Schubert are some of the composers who will be featured during the Venice classical music concerts.

The concert will be held at the end of the dinner (starting approx. at 8.30 pm) and has a duration of around 1 hour and 30 minutes (Including interval).

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