Every year Venice is inundated with tourists visiting at the time of the Venice Carnival, however, most of these people are spectators only. To have exclusive access to a masked ball, you have to have the perfect package.
Italian Short Breaks have spent many years searching and perfecting the best of the Venice Carnival packages on offer, and we love the below three. But what makes each of these special is the tailor-made luxury trip around this.
One of the main highlights is your fantastic costume! Each of the atelier’s we use are world class and the costumes they create are incredibly detailed. The costumes are in keeping with traditional carnival colours so expect plenty of golds, reds and greens. For the men, clip on buckles can be added to their dressy shoes, ensuring no pinched toes! Of course half of the fun of carnival is the rest of the accessories. Our atelier’s are great at helping you to complete your perfect carnival look, however, some items like masks and jewellery can be bought at home and taken with you.
Other items that can be purchased or hired include capes and wigs. For anyone unsure on make up or hairstyles, most of the atelier’s offer a professional hair and make up service which takes place at an agreed time in your hotel room.
When you take to St Mark’s Square to promenade you will truly feel like a king or queen!
For those still wondering which ball to choose:
Tiepolo Ball – this is fantastic for anyone who wants to keep with the feel of a traditional Venetian ball. For those who love to dance, the Tiepolo Ball also has the most amount of traditional dancing taught by the Master of Dance.
Mascheranda Ball – our preferred party ball of the season, the Mascheranda Ball also has some traditional dancing. For those wanting the highest level of inclusion, this is the one to attend. Get to help choose on the “Best Casanova of the Night” amongst many others.
Il Ballo del Doge – If you want to experience the top level masked ball, this is the one. The entertainment takes place while you dine in the VIP section. This is the one the celebrities attend and with good reason. We currently hold some Super VIP and VIP tickets for this highly sought after ball, but the organisers are already selling out, so these are now very limited.
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