Ballo del Doge "The" Carnival event! / by Marco Secchi

Ballo del Doge 2011 Venice Carnival
Ballo del Doge 2011 Venice Carnival

Il Ballo del Doge (The Doge’s Ball) is the most elegant and exclusive Venetian masquerade ball, one of the many events held annually during the Carnival of Venice.  The ball’s name derives from the title of the elected heads (Doge, Duke in English) who ruled Venice up until the fall of the Venetian republic in the 18th Century.  Every year the ball is attended by around four hundred guests with exquisite masks and dressed in period costume.

Il Ballo del Doge is considered the most exclusive event during the Carnival of Venice, will take place Saturday 1 March 2014 in Palazzo Pisani Moretta from 20.30 on. The chosen theme for the next edition is …because Dreaming is an Art, a great tribute to the art of dreaming that has always accompanied Antonia Sautter, the creator and producer of the event, during a unique evening, unrepeatable, emotional and memorable.  After the Welcome Cocktail a placé dinner is foreseen in the different rooms of the Palace. The great show made up of an emotional crescendo of artistic performances, melodies and dances, will last until the early hours of the morning. From midnight on a disco will be open on the ground floor with two open bars at the Guests disposal until the evening closes.