Minuetto at the Ridotto

Minuetto at the Ridotto - Dinner & Dance at Palazzo Dandolo, Ridotto Hall - Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal 


Dates: Saturday 8 February, Saturday 22 February

Hours: 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.

Price: it includes: welcome cocktail and dinner placé.

Address: San Marco 1332, Calle Vallaresso

DRESS CODE: period costume


An evening of dancing that is elegant and fun with international guests who meet every year in the magnificent Ridotto salon to celebrate the Venice carnival in style.

Held in a real historic building, the party offers the possibility of taking a journey back in time, listening to baroque music, lyrical arias, and above all having fun learning the basic steps of historical group dances, under the guidance of the dance teachers.

The event includes a welcome aperitif and a four-course placé dinner paired with regional wines.


Carnival Preview Package

Minuetto at the Ridotto on Saturday 8 Feb.+ costume rental*

*The clients can rent the costumes (categories YELLOW and GREEN) the same day of the Minuetto at the Ridotto on February 8th, and return them to the Atelier the following morning by 11 a.m. The price doesn't include the rental of the accessories such as masks, hats, wigs, and capes, which are extras, but not mandatory to enter the party. We suggest to make an appointment for the fitting. Only on this occasion the Atelier will be inside the hotel Monaco & Grand where the guests will go for their fitting and to return the costumes.


To rent a costume for Carnival in Venice, please order on: office@veneziaopera-tickets.eu

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February 2020

Hotel Monaco

Dandolo Palace, Ridotto Main Hall

The palace of the noble Dandolo was the first place to accomodate the "Ridotto", public gaming rooms from 1638 till 1774. It used to be open during Carnival, which lasted several months, and during that time Giacomo Casanova considered the Ridotto as the stage setting and backdrop for his conquests.

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