Minuetto 1800 - Dinner with 19th century Masked Balls at Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal

Duration: approx. 4 hours 

Location: Venice

Per person

Why choose this experience?

1 Experience an unforgettable evening: wearing a mask, with music and fun in an exceptional location!
2 Taste a great menu, created especially for the occasion, with wine included.
3 Listen to famous arias and music of the 19th century and experience the group dances of the Venetian Carnival!

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Important information


Friday 17 February 2023

Departure point:

Venice, Hotel Monaco&Grand Canal, San Marco 1332 - Calle Vallaresso

Departure time

8.00 pm

Languages available

No explanations


€350.00 per person

approx. 4 hours
  • Welcome aperitif
  • 4-course dinner (beverages included)
  • Period Dances with Dancing Masters
  • Period costume rental
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:
  • Once your booking has been confirmed, download the voucher that will also be sent to you via email. You will need to show it at the meeting point, either printed or on your smartphone.

  • When booking, please inform us of any allergies, food intolerances or if you prefer a meat or vegetarian menu by filling in the form in this link.

  • Locate in advance the meeting point on the map to avoid arriving late especially in the event of strikes, demonstrations or bad weather: we cannot guarantee you any refund (in full or in part) if you do not present yourself at the meeting point at the specified time or if you decide to leave the experience before the end. If you need assistance, feel free to contact us at the emergency contacts shown in the reservation voucher.

  • Dress code: historical costume (costumes must be the traditional Venetian costumes from the 1600s-1800s). If you wish to hire masks and Venetian costumes, the Atelier Tiepolo in Venice offers special rates to participants.

  • In case of cancellation of the Venice Carnival or in case the event could not take place due to any restrictions/government provisions related to COVID-19, the organizer agrees to issue a voucher of equal value to the amount paid to be used in the Venice Carnival in Costume® 2024 or 2025.

Cancellations received after January 8, 2023 will be awarded a voucher of equal value, redeemable for carnival events in 2024.

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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A magical evening to soak in the Venice Carnival atmosphere at 360° and relive the magic of the past ... 'Minuetto 1800 - Dinner with 19th century Masked Balls at Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal' is considered one of the flagship events of the Carnival of Venice; hosted in the elegant Salone del Ridotto of the Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal, this original masked dinner will offer an unforgettable experience. 

The Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal, historic hotel in Venice overlooking St. Mark's Basin, provides the perfect setting to recreate the elegant and sophisticated atmosphere of the golden age of Venice, when the Carnival lasted about six months and celebrations and transgression were common place... 

Enjoy seated dinner, with a set fish menu designed by the chef of the Hotel Monaco specifically for the evening (at the time of booking you can communicate any food intolerances or allergies or request a different menu from the one offered with fish, meat or vegetarian by filling in the form in this linkIt will not be possible to change the menu on the evening of the party), all accompanied by the great music of the 19th century. An expert dance teacher and his partner will involve guests in fun group dances to be held during the dinner and until the end of the evening.

Before booking, remember that access to the event is only open to guests wearing a historical costume! If you want, you can rent your historical dress at the Atelier Tiepolo, one of the most prestigious in Venice, and it has over three hundred costumes and accessories from the 18th to the 19th century.


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Reviews for Minuetto 1800 - Dinner with 19th century Masked Balls at Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal

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Young couple

Booking No. 195621

Reviewed on 18 Mar `19

'Excellent Event'

We specifically booked this Carnevale masquerade as it seemed to offer a more authentic experience and especially due to it's dance instruction. The event really delivered, teaching one or two dances in between each course of the meal. They also arranged seating by language, allowing us to converse with our group throughout the night. Additionally, live music and vocals were present throughout dining, even outside of dancing.


Dance instruction Seating arranged by language Delicious food Live music Required costuming for authentic experience


Event skewed a little older, would have liked to be seated with people our age as well. While the venue was easy to find, the room within the hotel was more difficult to find. The dining space was separate from the music/dancing, and would have been better to be in a larger open room to see it all.

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Young couple

Booking No. 15113683

Reviewed on 21 Feb `16

'Gran ballo'

Bella festa in maschera, molto scenica e divertente. Cucina all'altezza, livello dei vini da migliorare, abbinamenti sufficienti ma visto il livello e la location mi aspettavo di più

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