Antonia Sautter & Il Ballo del Doge Event

Antonia Sautter is the pulsating heartbeat of Il Ballo del Doge.  The love for planning events filled with whimsical glory, led Sautter to creating Il Ballo del Doge an international Gala event of the Venice Carnival.  Vanity Fair described the event as “the most sumptuous and exclusive, famous and coveted social event in the world”.  Il Ballo del Doge was a perfect reflection of Sautters’ creativity and eye for design.

As is known, Antonia Sautter’s name incites feelings of artistry, decadence and whimsy.  It is these qualities that have given birth to the amazing upcoming event, Il Ballo del Doge.  This event is happening on Saturday, February 26, 2022.  The event has developed its own reputation since its inception in 1994.  Guests have called it a costume ball, a dinner show, a dance party and so many more titles.  This goes to show that each person that experiences the enchanted night will take with them a unique imprint on their soul – which will only be known to them.  Most certainly, Il Ballo del Doge is a marvelous event with the most decadent costumes worn by the guests, of which are all 1500 creations designed by Antonia Sautter and handmade in the Antonia Sautter Atelier.  This annual event has a different theme each year and each year the guests will have a magical experience in their moment of being fitted into their regalia.  This experience alone is a heart-warming, awe-inspiring moment that will remain with you eternally.  On the whole, this event does not disappoint, and will leave you breathless!

 

Il Ballo del Doge is an extraordinary Carnival event starting from February 25 – February 28, 2022 put on by the Maison of Antonia Sautter.  The following is some pertinent information regarding the travel arrangements which guests can partake of during their stay.  We hope to see you there!

 

 

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Trip Summary

7:30 PM February 25 – Friday 

Private Transfer by Van and Taxi Boat to the Hotel

Check- in at St. Regis Venice – St. Regis Venice

VIP GUIDED EVENING VISIT TO ST. MARK’S BASILICA

February 26 – Saturday 

Private visit to Antonia Sautter Atelier and dress pick up

Il Ballo del Doge®  

February 27 – Sunday 

The Islands of the Lagoon – Lunch included (Full Day)

February 28 – Monday 

Check out at St. Regis Venice – St. Regis Venice

Private Transfer by Taxi Boat and Van to the airport

 

February 25 – Friday

Private Transfer by the Van and Taxi Boat to the Hotel

Pick up at the airport and drive to Piazzale Roma.  From there, a private water taxi at your full disposal that will take you directly to your hotel in the most comfortable and fastest way.

Check in at St. Regis Venice

The ultimate sophisticate and arbiter, The St. Regis Venice combines historic legacy with modern luxury in a privileged location beside the Grand Canal surrounded by views across some of Venice’s most iconic monuments.  Avant-garde in outlook and revolutionary in design, the hotel is an expression of the cultural curiosity of Venice and the innovation of the modern day against a pedigreed backdrop.

YOUR ROOM: GRAND DELUXE

With more comfort than Deluxe rooms and presenting picturesque views over the stone-lined wall of the city, or over the hotel, Grand Deluxe rooms are an oasis of calm in which to unwind after a day exploring Venice.  The interiors are characterised by a soothing color palette of dawn tones, thick wool carpet and exquisite layers of Venetian detailing.

Modern Elements of art, photography and sculpture create a contemporary view of Venice, and there’s a table for two for dining in-room, a velvet-upholstered chaise on which to relax.

Accessible bathrooms are available for guests with disabilities, and several of the rooms are able to connect with adjoining Grand Delux Rooms, a Luxury Grand Canal View Room, or a St. Regis Suite if desired.

7:30 PM – Central European Standard Time

VIP GUIDED EVENING VISIT TO ST. MARK’S BASILICA

After closing time, when visitors have been pushed out, a guard unlocks the doors of St. Mark’s Basilica for you to explore the city’s most important building completely alone!

In the heart of Venice there lies an architectural gem of rare and undisputed beauty: the Byzantine St. Mark’s Basilica.

Its unparalleled Oriental charm catches the eye of even the most distracted of visitors, testifying to a history almost a thousand years long that has its roots in a glorious past.  The fame of this building, a must destination for all those who visit Venice, annually attracts millions of tourists that inevitably alter the original atmosphere…

Your guide will pick you up directly  at your hotel at 19:30.  The tour will end at a local restaurant close to San Marco (reservation only).  

February 26 – Saturday

Private visit to Antonia Sautter Atelier and dress pick up

Today you will choose your costume for the night.  There are 5 categories available:

  • Elegant
  • Luxury
  • Super Luxury
  • Over the Top
  • Antonia Private Collection

Il Ballo del Doge® 

Private transfer by water taxi to the venue of the event.

Il Ballo del Doge®  was born in Venice in 1994 and it takes place every year in Venice during the Carnival.  Each year’s edition has a different theme that is inspired by childhood dreams of its designer, Antonia Sautter, fashion stylist and world famous luxury event planner.  

Press, Media and Guests who have partaken of the event during the different editions have defined it as the most sumptuous, refined and exclusive costume ball in the world or even of the hundred things to do in a lifetime. 

These are just some of the definitions the international press has attributed to Il Ballo del Doge®.

Luxury decorations, scenery designed and realized specifically for the theme of each edition, never ending artistic shows with over 100 artists, refined foods and drinks, music, dance and international performers until late at night make Il Ballo del Doge®  a real international event, celebrated by the jet set, celebrities and seekers of dreams.

February 27 – Sunday

The Islands of the Lagoon – Lunch included (Full Day)

The relationship between Venice and its lagoon is so profound and unusual: a private water-taxi excursion to discover all the secrets about it and spend a wonderful time.

The Venetian lagoon is the largest lagoon in the Mediterranean and is dotted with dozens of islands: some are inhabited, some sparsely populated, while others are even disappearing.  This private-boat tour is a journey to discover the origins of Venice and the main islands of the North Lagoon: Murano, Burano and Torcello.  The lagoon boat tour is charming in all seasons, mysterious and suggestive in autumn and winter, bright and sparkling in spring and summer. 

The water taxi is very comfortable and you can sit outside and inside.

The private boat tour includes:

  • Murano: So famous all over the world for its glass blowing, as well as the glass museum and the old church of San Donato which houses some fantastic mosaics.
  • Burano: Cheerful and picturesque with small brightly colored houses.  A wonderful place to spend your time along the narrow streets looking for typical biscuits called “bussola”.
  • Torcello: The jewel of the Venetian lagoon, where one can admire the oldest church of the whole area, the basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, and the unique Byzantine mosaics found within.  Santa Maria Assunta Basilica, the nearby Baptistry and the Romanesque church of Santa Fosca create the most impressive architectural complex among the buildings in the lagoon area.

February 28 – Monday

Check out at St. Regis Venice

The ultimate sophisticate and arbiter, The St. Regis Venice combines historic legacy with modern luxury in a privileged location beside the Grand Canal surrounded by views across some of Venice’s most iconic monuments.  Avant-garde in outlook and revolutionary in design, the hotel is an expression of the cultural curiosity of Venice and the innovation of the modern day against a pedigreed backdrop.

Private Transfer by Taxi Boat & Van to the airport

Pick up at the hotel and private water taxi to Piazzale Roma.  From there, private transfer by van to the airport. 

 

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