Venice Serenade... pizza, pasta and gondoliers": dinner on the terrace of the Hotel Carlton

Duration: 3 hours 

Location: Venice


Why choose this experience?

1 Enjoy a tasty buffet dinner in which the highlights will be two classic Italian dishes: pasta and pizza
2 Admire Venice from a privileged viewpoint, the terrace of the Hotel Carlton, which has an incredible view of the city’s skyline
3 Spend a pleasant evening surrounded by the warm colors of the sunset and the pleasant notes of the typical serenades sung by Venetian gondoliers

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until 2 September 

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Carlton & Gran Canal Hotel, Santa Croce 578 - Venice

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Full: € 35.00

3 hours
  • Buffet dinner with pizza, pasta and a glass of wine
  • live music

Additional information:

There will be no refund in case of NO-SHOW (if you do not attend the event) or rejection of the service on site or if clients decide to leave the event.

To take part in the dinner, you must be at the meeting point at the time specified and present either a paper or an electronic voucher.

Reservations can be made up to 2 working hours before the service.

In case of bad weather, the evening will take place at the ‘La Cupola’ Restaurant on the ground floor of the Hotel Carlton.

The event can be attended by other people who have booked it.

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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Summer is finally here... and what's better than an al-fresco dinner with a rooftop view of Venice? We are betting you are already excited about the here are a few tips about the event: Hotel Carlton panoramic terrace, traditional buffet, serenade...

But we want to be good to you, so we are going to spill the beans: the Top of the Carlton Sky Lounge, the splendid panoramic terrace in Venice located on the fourth floor of the Hotel Carlton - overlooking the Grand Canal - awaits you every Monday evening with 'Venice Serenade... pizza, pasta and gondoliers', a series of evening events linked to Venetian traditions. The program includes a rich buffet dinner in Venice with traditional Italian dishes (pasta and pizza), a glass of good wine and a live music to entertain you.

A truly must-attend event during which you will enjoy a selection of pizza and pasta dishes accompanied by an excellent glass of wine with an incredible view, to say the least, over Venice. The Hotel Carlton’s panoramic terrace is the perfect location for your dinner: surrounded by gondolas, gondoliers and traditional Italian songs you will dine admiring from the rooftop Venice at sunset, when the twilight colors make the city’s skyline even more beautiful and evocative.



Directly overlooking the Grand Canal, the Hotel Carlton in Venice is only 5 minutes from Santa Lucia railway station and Piazzale Roma bus station. The elegant interior design embellished with period furniture and Murano glass lamps give the room an extra touch of class and elegance.

The highlight of the hotel is the 'Top of the Carlton Sky Lounge', the splendid terrace located on the top floor of the building: a real ‘sitting room in the sky’ that offers guests an extraordinary view of Venice’s skyline full of bell towers, arches and spires.



Let’s spend a few words on the leitmotif of the dinners in Venice on the panoramic terrace of the Carlton Hotel: we are talking about the Gondola, since time immemorial the icon of the city (after St. Mark’s Lion).

The gondolas are built by the so-called ‘axe masters’ inside the ‘squeri’, which are workshops dedicated to this type of work: just think that every single boat requires a year of work!

The typical iron located in the prow-head of the gondola, in addition to balancing the boat, contains the most important symbols of Venice: the six front prongs represent the six Sestieri of the city, the one jutting out backwards symbolizes the Island of Giudecca, the small arch above the six teeth represents the Rialto Bridge while the space below symbolizes St Mark’s Bay.

The large ‘S’ shape of the iron represents the Grand Canal while the upper part is said to be a symbol of the Doge's Hat. But there is more to it! The small metal friezes in-between the six prongs depict the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello. Beautiful, don’t you think?

 Now that you know everything, all you have to do is book your place at the ‘Venice, pasta and gondoliers’ in the wonderful Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal’s Sky Lounge: dinner, music and an extraordinary view of the most magical city in the world!

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