The Glass Slippers Masquerade Ball in Murano island
Duration: approx. 7 hours Location: Venice
This tour was already booked by 12 people
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, Friday 1st March 2019 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 a few surprise shows and with the following menu:
Non-alcoholic fruit beverage
Cod cream croutons
Cones of salmon and rocket§
Burano risotto with clams and goby
Crunchy sea bass fillet
Side dish of beans with pistachios and fresh basil
Mixed fruit skewers
Soave from the Farina wine cellars
Veronese red wine from the Farina wine cellars
- 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.
- After an opening of music from the 17th and 18th century, the night will begin with Erroll Kennedy, the drummer from the band ‘Immagination’ that conquered the public in the 80s with the hits ‘Just an illusion’, ‘Music & lights’ and ‘Body Talk’. For the occasion, they will create a show, ‘Back to the 80s’
And to end the night on a high, everyone will hit the dance floor to the beats of the dj Massimo EM, who will entertain guests until 3.00, when this fantastic party will come to an end.
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 on the main floor at Ca' Rezzonico
Private water taxi return from SS. Giovanni and Paolo to Murano and return
Cost: € 280.00 per person
Standing buffet on the ground floor
Wine and soft drinks at the bar
Cost: € 160.00 per person
After Dinner Party
Wine and soft drinks at the bar
Cost: € 110.00 per person
What do you think? An evocative setting, a good meal, music, masks, lots of fun... the ingredients for an unforgettable evening are all there! ‘The Glass Slippers Masquerade Ball’ is ready to welcome you on Friday 1st March 2019 at the former Church of Santa Chiara in Murano…don’t miss it!
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.
Friday 1 March 2019.Departure point:
Former Church of Santa Chiara – Fondamenta Manin, 1 – Murano.
Starting from 8.00 pm
There are no explanations.
Gala dinner: €280.00
approx. 7 hours
There will be no refund in case of NO-SHOW (non-attendance).
At the time of booking, please specify if you have any allergies or intolerances.
To take part in the event, you must present either a paper or an electronic voucher.
The price for the Gala Dinner includes private return taxi to/from Fondamenta Nuova and Murano, which you must request at the time of booking.
DRESS CODE: masked costume or formal dressing with a mask are required.
CANCELLATION POLICIES: if you decide to cancel your booking, you can receive a 70% refund up to 7 days before the event. From day 6 onwards, there will be no refunds.
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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