A cozy and informal event to get to know people from around the globe who will be visiting Venice during the carnevale. But also a reason to get out of the closet your 1880-1910s dress you always wanted to use more often. And an excuse to visit some less known places of one of the most magic cities in the entire world, while enjoying local food.
You'll see some of the real Venice, and we'll do our best to stay away from tourist traps and to support local economy and traditions.
We welcome everyone dressed in late victorian fashion (1880 to 1910). We welcome hats and bonnets, we welcome coats, and for ladies we welcome very much the use of corsets and petticoats! We would like to keep it more historical and less costume, even if it's Carnevale. We usually have a more strict dresscode, but for this time, if you want to wear your ballgown for a day it's ok, if you want to wear your day dress for the evening it's ok too. Who wants super accuracy can go back to his hotel and change to evening attiere between the walk and the dinner.
Bring shoes you can walk in for a long time, we'll be walking a lot! And I also recommend blisters patches.
This is not really a formal event with tickets and so on, we will simply walk around, chat, take some pictures, stop once in a while to eat some local food, and when we will be tired, we'll go to dinner in one of the oldest restaurants of the town that serves traditional venetian food.
You can join us freely for the walk only, but if you're joining us for the dinner I will need to reserve your seat, so please send an email to [email protected]
with the object «carnevale fin de siècle» and write the names of who's coming with you. Please write me any food problems such as allergies, or preferences as vegetarian or vegan. It's mainly a fish restaurant, but they also have ome meat, and they should have some vegetarian or vegan options (I will look further into the matter, if needed).
There's no fixed price or menu to start, we're going there as a group of friends and everyone will be able to get what he feels like having. The average price on Tripadvisor for entre, first course and dessert, without wines, is around 35 euros per person.
For the walk, we're thinking of a couple of snack stops, you'll be able to choose what to get, if getting something, once again everyone will pay his own.
However, if we will reach a certain number, they'll need to make a fixed menu and price. If we'll get to that number, I'll let you know the options the restaurant will give, and if we'll need to switch to set menu, I'll ask everyone to confirm, if they're ok to join with the estabilished dinner price.