Cortigiane a Palazzo – Ca’ Sagredo Carnival Ball
The Carnival Ball “Cortigiane a Palazzo” will bring you in a magic night, the thrill of living the daily life of a Venetian courtesan. Charming and sensual, the ‘cortigiane oneste’ of Venice didn’t simply dispense erotic pleasures, they also held in their hands enormous power.
The courtesan, her awakening, make-up and dressing. And then the walk to the market, the dancing, the gaming, and her sensual moments. Scenes of sheer life offered to all our guests.
The ladies will dress and perfect their make-up and will try on exotic perfumes and essences with the assistance of elegant cicisbei. Their chevaliers will create, with the aid of savvy, matchmaking artisans, intriguing masks as gifts to their ladies, together with wonderful jewels. Everybody will gamble at the “Casin dei Nobili”, winning new, licentious emotions. All will dance, led by skilled masters and dancers, and later will lose themselves among the veils of the Oriental Belly dance. Thanks to their art and the novel flavours of the third millennium, talented Chefs will reinterpret ancient recipes.
Short historical excursus on the location you will spend a magical evening
The Grand Gala will take place in “Cà Sagredo”, splendid XVIII century palazzo whose breathtaking staircase leads to elegant salons decorated with precious frescos; it is now an internationally renewed luxury hotel, where Lorenzo Quinn chose to set his spectacular sculptural installation, “Support”: two gigantic hands emerging from the waters of the Grand Canal to support the building and its secular history.
What do you have to expect from the soiree
Tasting, gambling, dancing, eros: without rules, or restrains. “Semel in anno licet insanire”: once a year, everybody is allowed to behave crazily. A mask can hide a patrician or a farmer – and often tricks and disguises would go far beyond it…
Carnival Period Costume
The Carnival Period Costume is NOT Compulsory to attend the Ball.
- Date: Thursday, February 28th
- Time : 20.30
- Price: € 380 p.p
Campo Santa Sofia, 4198/99, 30121 Venezia VE
– Cancellation before 10/01/2019, the refund of 80% of the ticket