Dance lessons and hot chocolate at Palazzo Dandolo

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An afternoon with friends having fun learning the basic steps of group dances from the 1700s, such as minuets and cotillion, taught by our Dance teachers on the music of a trio of classical musicians. Hot chocolate and Venetian pastry will be served in the historic Palazzo Dandolo, part of the hotel Monaco, located near the Harry's Bar and St. Mark square.

DANDOLO PALACE, THE RIDOTTO HALLS

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. After WWII the Palace was home of one of the most important theatres of Venice.