The Mascheranda Ball is for those wanting the feel of a traditional masked ball where you have the option to learn dances including the Cotillon and the Minuetto, along with enjoying a good party vibe. Out of all the balls we offer, this is the one with the highest level of participation.
A spectacular Venetian full of entertainment and dance hosted in the magnificent Palazzo Pisani Moretta on the Grand Canal.
Included throughout your stay is extended costume hire, so you have several wonderful experiences of being able to promenade in costume in St Mark’s Square. This is exclusive to Weekend a la Carte clients only.
Fly into Venice where your Meet & Greet transfer will be waiting to take you by watertaxi, to your hotel.
Hotel Metropole is a stunning 5 star hotel located opposite San Giorgio Island, and within 10mins walk from St Mark’s Square. This hotel is quintessential carnival being decorated in masks, aromas of incense sticks and fantastic cuisine.
Afternoon and evening at leisure to enjoy the Venetian Carnival atmosphere.
This morning you have an appointment at the Atelier for your costume fitting. Having pre-selected your costume prior to arrival via an online catalogue, this appointment is to ensure it is comfortable and fits well.
Only 4 people can be fitted at any one time so this is a very personal and enjoyable moment, ensuring everything is perfect. We recommend you take a bag with you, as once you have donned your beautiful outfits, you will not want to change back!
For more information on planning your Venice Carnival historical costume and accessories
Spend the morning promenading around Venice in your costume, soaking up the atmosphere. We recommend you stop for lunch whilst in costume and if the weather is good, sit on a terrace overlooking the Grand Canal and savour the atmosphere.
Alternatively, head to Cafe Florian for the best cappucino in town and the place to be seen. But be warned – quite a few tourists will want to take your photo!
Read about how it feels to promenade around Venice is a beautiful historical costume being the centre of attention!
This evening we have laid on a very special gourmet tasting dinner taking place at The Met, conveniently located in Hotel Metropole.
The Michelin Starred chef will prepare a selection of traditional Venetian dishes cooked using local ingredients. There are two menus – we recommend you order one of each and sample them both!
Enjoy a leisurely morning promenading in your historical costume.
This evening arrive by watertaxi to the fabulous Mascheranda Ball. Of all the Carnival balls this is the party ball with plenty of involvement and participation by yourselves.
Please click on the photo opposite for a video of a previous Mascheranda Ball.
After a welcome aperitif, wander to the Noble Floor for the VIP section. Here you can enjoy the beautiful frescoes and live classical music Baroque-style. There is an open bar all evening.
With your VIP ticket, you will be dining in the main saloon, where everything takes place around you. This is the highest level of ticket.
Enjoy the live entertainment, including belly dancers, magicians, palmists and jugglers, and so much more.
Then you have the option of taking to the dance floor with the Master of Ceremony for the “School of Historical Dances.” With his assistance, you will learn the steps of the traditional Cotillon and Minuetto.
You can then either continue impressing with your new steps, or head downstairs for the disco and DJ until around 2.30am when the ball concludes.
Stroll back to your hotel after a wonderful night.
Photos 1, 3 & 4 opposite are copyrighted to the Mascheranda Ball.
This morning, return your costume to the atelier. Then at leisure until your watertaxi transfer to the airport for your flight home, after your Mascheranda Ball weekend.
If this is not the perfect Ball for you then take a look at our full range of Venice Carnival Ball Breaks
Hotel Metropole is located just a few steps from St Mark's Square and overlooks San Giorgio Island. It is a stunning 5 star hotel rich in design, detail and taste.
The hotel itself is immersed in candles and incense sticks creating an evocative Venetian feel. There are also plenty of antique pieces located around the vicinity.
The rooms have an 18th century antique flavour, with oriental furniture and art deco style.
The Met Restaurant, located within Hotel Metropole, is one of the finest restaurants in Venice and features a Michelin Star Chef to prepare the true Venetian delicacies.
Our international clients are welcome to book their own flights.
Alternatively, why not look at our Festivals & Events section for more ideas. These breaks are perfect for those celebrating a special occasion or just fulfilling that once in a lifetime wish list event. All of these breaks can be tailor-made to suit your requirements.
We had never been to Venice before, and we had a really wonderful time. Everything worked like clockwork. The costumes that were hired were excellent – the people at Tragicomica couldn’t have been more helpful. The Mascheranda Ball was good. We had such a good time I would really like to go back to next year’s Carnival! Thank you to everyone for organising this for us.
We had the most fabulous time of our lives felt like movie stars, the hotel was fabulous. The Ball was FABULOUS. Words will never express what a wonderful experience carnival is, a real once in a life time opportunity and Weekend A la Carte made it special. Once again thank you and we hope to travel with you again someday.