Venice Carnival in costume ™

COTILLON AT PALAZZO

Dance Lessons and Hot Chocolate at Palazzo Dandolo


An afternoon with friends having fun learning the basic steps of group dances from the 1700s taught by our Dance teachers on the music of a trio of classical musicians.

Hot chocolate and Venetian pastry will be served in the Ridotto Hall of the historic Palazzo Dandolo, today 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.

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