Sunday, February 15, 2009


Start time: 12:00
Place: Piazzetta San Marco
Partecipation costs: Free


Start time: 14:30
Place: San Pietro di Castello
Created and directed by Bruno Tosi.
Grand Historical Pageant departure from S. Pietro di Castello church for St. Mark’s .
Itinerary along Via Garibaldi – Riva degli Schiavoni.
Partecipation costs: Free

Gran Ball of Colombina. Extravagant Masks Parade with Sound & Pictures, Gala Dinner & Entertainment

Start time: 21:00
Place: Papafava Palace, reachable by its water door and by Calle Racchetta, 3764 Canareggio, vaporetto n° 1 Ca’ D’Oro station stop
Organizer: Incentive Harmony di Nicolas & Jeanne-Bénédicte Arnita
The Ball will be located in the authentic Venice, in a 14th century Palace, Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, with its precious gothic facade & its elegant quadriform gothic windows overlooking the canal of the Misericordia. The palace will be illuminated entirely with candlelights to create a memorable atmosphere.

Colombina, famous in England and in France as Columbine, is certainly the most famous of the Commedia dell’Arte servants and probably one of the oldest masks. As early as 1530 the name figures in the Company of the Intronati, one of the most important troupes. Our venetian Colombina is the eternal lover of Harlequin, Arlechinno. Usually depicted as a wily, spiteful and malicious woman, insolent, chatterer, vane and sometimes brilliant, the comic servant loves to intrigue at somebody else’s expenses. Only woman to sometimes wear a mask on stage, Colombina will introduce the most extravagant parade of masks and costumes with sound & pictures and tell us the history of each of those masks, which presence is indeed constant in the venetian everyday life, as well as a subtile game.

21.00 Elegant cocktail Quartetto Barocco and Soprano
21.45 Seated Gala Dinner wines included, followed by the great spectacle of Sound & Pictures masks
Midnight: modern music and dance (Paying Open Bar)
Dress Code: costume and mask
Cost: 235 € per person

Do not hesitate to consult us for the rent of costumes
Our Atelier will be under your disposal for costumes, masks and accessories.

The Palace is reachable by 5 minutes walk from Ca D’Oro vaporetto stop: Calle Racchetta, Cannaregio 3764. Reachable also by its water door (in front of the Church of the Misericordia).

For further informations, contact our office:
Tel: +39 041 5201855 +39 041 7793002, Fax: +39 041 52 85914, E-mail:, Web:
Partecipation costs: Euro 235


Start time: 21:00
Place: Hotel Danieli
Organizer: C.C.I.
A Dinner in the Hotel Danieli, the most exclusive Hotel of Venice, located few steps from San Marco Square. A Master of Dance and a baroque ensemble will involve the guests in dancing minuets, rondo and other group dances, during and after the dinner. Dress Code: costume
Partecipation costs: Euro 250