The Courtesans’ Ball in Venice
Few experiences are quite as rewarding as a Venetian Carnival – a kaleidoscope of festivities, regattas, floats, fireworks and parades that commemorate the city’s glorious history… and inevitably feature the most Venetian of cocktails, Bellini. Canella Bellini’s peachy fragrance and rosy sparkle is set to light up “Cortigiane a Palazzo” on Fat Thursday, February 28th, at Ca’ Sagredo – the Renaissance palazzo and 5-star hotel on the Grand Canal.
Its spectacular frescoed halls, crystal chandeliers and marble staircases will provide a superb period backdrop to the event itself: a masquerade ball and soirée reenacting the saucy fun, music, dances and games of a Renaissance Carnival in the Venetian nobility’s Casin – think a very, very luxurious bachelor pad of the times. Only bigger and better, filled with the finest artwork, most scintillating conversation and loveliest courtesans of a city renowned for its women’s blonde, blue-eyed beauty. Bellezza. To blend with Bellini.