Venice comes to Monte Carlo

ballvenetianmcDescribed as “a major first for Monaco”, an event inspired by the grand Venetian balls will take place over several days in February.

The theme of “Venice in Monte-Carlo” will be “love”, and the event will inaugurate the season of prestigious carnivals throughout the world, visitmonaco says.

On Friday February 3, the opening party will take place at the Monaco Yacht Club, with artists and acrobats in period costumes.

On the following evening, a lavish and sophisticated Grand Venetian Ball, held under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert, will take place at the Salle d’Etoiles, following a gastronomic dinner. The three-day event will draw to a close on Sunday, February 5, and a parade of fifty or so artists in period Venetian costumes will take place in the Place du Casino and at the Café de Paris, where hot chocolate will be offered to children.