Masquerade Ball in Venice: The Ball of Dreams
The Ball of Dreams
Live the Venetian Dream. This ball of the Russolo Family is originally inspired on the historical role of the Courtesans. Courtesans were refined, educated, intelligent, free women who lived privileges denied to others. They met with royals, ambassadors and noble men...… During this exclusive evening in the beautiful Palazzo Ca’ Zen ai Friari the baroque atmosphere will make you feel like a prince(ss). Dances, jugglers, music, shows, good food and drinks will let you dream your are in Venice at the time of Casanova.
This ball used to be the Courtesan Ball, but Google sees 'courtesan' as a 'dirty' word. So the name had to change to stay findable....
At 20:00 h. you will be welcomed with a cocktail and appetizer. The dinner will be served on the Noble Floor of the Palazzo at 21:00 h. During the 'aperitivo' and dinner there will be several performances inspired by history and dreams. This unforgettable night will end with an after party with modern music (DJ) starting at 23:30 h.
The mandatory dress code for the main salon of the Ball of Dreams is historical costume. In the black, white and red room you can wear your own costume or long evening dresses and tuxedos with accessories, everything in the correct colour.
For hygienic reasons masks can't be rented, only bought. Mrs Russolo prides herself in dressing you as beautifully as possible. Make sure you are in time in Venice for the fitting. Don't forget to plan a photo shoot!
I Felt Like a Princess!
Giulia sent pictures of the costumes before we arrived and we got to pick which one we wanted. It was hard to decide because they were all so beautiful. The costumes were delivered to our hotel the day before the ball and were picked up from the hotel the day after the ball. Included were a purse, earrings, necklace and a cape in case it was chilly. And they were all beautiful!! The headpieces that went with the costume were exquisite. I can't say enough about my experience. It was like a dream!
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An impression of the Ball of Dreams in 2023