The Glass Slippers Masquerade Ball in Murano island

Duration: approx. 7 hours  Location: Venice
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Why choose this experience?

1 Take part in the famous Venetian Carnival
2 Spend an unforgettable evening in a truly evocative location
3 Choose the solution that best suits your needs

The Venice Carnival has always been an extraordinary event you must take part in at least once in a lifetime. But if you're looking for something original and fascinating, 'The Glass Slippers Masquerade Ball' is the event for you! Come to the magical former Church of Santa Chiara in Murano, February 9th 2018 for an unforgettable evening of good food, entertainment and fun where, of course, wearing a mask is a must!

Easily reachable both from the historic centre and from the airport of Venice, Santa Chiara is one of the oldest structures of the island of Murano. Please bear in mind that the return private taxi from SS. Giovanni and Paolo to Murano is included in the Gala Dinner ticket only.

Built even before the decree of the Doge in 1291, which forced all the glassmakers to move their workshops to the furnaces, the building - initially called Nicolò della Torre - from 1231 onwards was inhabited by a group of Augustinian monks and then, in the middle of the fourteenth century, by another group of Benedictine nuns who were displaced shortly after for their scandalous conduct. At that point the Franciscan nuns of Santa Chiara took over, whom the Church is named after. From 1826 onwards the building came into the hands of various entrepreneurs until in 1990 a fire caused the roof to collapse, an event that made the building inhabitable.
Fortunately, in 2012, the Belluardo family decided to bring the former church back to life. Such an enterprise was far from simple considering the state of complete abandonment it had fallen into. After extensive studies requiring the consultation of architecture and history, restoration work began and four years later the building was reopened not only as a gallery, but also as a location for events and lessons on glass blowing, an art that has always belonged to the island of Murano.

The history of this building had to be told to let you appreciate the magic of this ancient place, but let's now move on to our offer. Curious to know how the long night of the Venetian Carnival will take place? Well, read on!

  • Once you have arrived at the former Church of Santa Chiara, after a welcoming you can watch a show by the Masters of Glassmakers taking place from 20.30 to 21.00: glass blowing is an art that will leave you speechless, we are sure.
  • Dinner will start at around 21:00 and will be pleasantly alternated with two opera performances.
  • But the surprises do not end here... the 'Fuocolose' - Enrica and Valentina - will enchant you with their show: fire and stilts are involved!
  • What Carnival would it be without a mask? Come on then, you are all invited to take part in the competition that will award the most beautiful mask: a customized glass slipper, a reference to the tradition of Murano to remember this wonderful evening.
  • And to end the evening in joy... all on the dance floor to the music of a wild deejay set until 2.00 in the morning, followed by some softer music until 3.00.

So what are you waiting for to book this fantastic event? To meet all your needs, we have designed the following three proposals:


Gala Dinner: € 180.00 per person
Welcoming cocktail
Gala dinner at Ca' Rezzonico
Music entertainment
Time: 20.00
private water taxi return from SS. Giovanni and Paolo to Murano


Buffet Dinner: € 110,00 per person
Gala dinner on the noble Floor of Ca' Rezzonico palace

Wine and soft drinks at the bar
Music entertainment
Time: 20.00


After Dinner Party: € 50.00 per person
Wine and soft drinks at the bar
Music entertainment
Time: 22.30


What do you think? An evocative setting, a good meal, music, masks, fun ... the ingredients for an unforgettable evening are all there! Send us your reservation request, specifying your chosen solution and any food allergies or intolerances. We will reply as soon as possible after checking the availability of the remaining seats.

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(authorization no. 62027 dated 09/07/12 with determination no. 2052/2012)

Important info


Friday 9 February 2018.

Departure point:

Former Church of Santa Chiara – Fondamenta Manin, 1 – Murano.

Departure time

Starting from 8.00 pm

Languages available

There are no explanations.


Gala dinner: €180.00

Buffet dinner: €110.00

After dinner: €50.00

approx. 7 hours
  • What mentioned in your chosen ticket type
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

Dress code: masked costume or formal dressing with a mask are required.

The price for the Gala Dinner only includes return private taxi from SS. Giovanni and Paolo in Murano. Those wishing to use this service are strictly required to notify it at the time of their booking.

There will be no refund in case of NO-SHOW (non-attendance at the start of the tour at the allocated time and at the meeting point indicated on the voucher) and/or rejection of the service on the day; if customers wander off during the tour; or if they decide to leave the tour before the end of the service. 

To take part in the event, you must present either a paper or an electronic voucher. 

Bookings can be made up to 72 working hours before the service. 

In case of any problems on site, please ring the emergency number on the voucher.

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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