Marco Polo’s travel thru centuries and countries

Some memories of the fun evening of music, dancing, good food and excellent wine we had at Hotel Heureka the first Saturday of the carnival 2024.

Heureka hotel is not only one of the most beautiful in the city, but it is the only one where past, present and future break down barriers to create beauty and the spirit of the Serenissima shines again!

Thanks to the quartet directed by Germana Pinarello, to Simona Gatto, to Stefanie Braun, Serena Catullo, Kalliopi Petrou, Askàr Lashkin, Nicola Bagliori, Nicola Loro, for making this evening unique, directed by Raffaele Dessì.

Atelier Pietro Longhi next appointments

Thirty years of experience, to create the best artisanal works for historical re-enactment. Hats, socks, caps, militaria, costumes. Everything that a re-enactor of any era could desire can be achieved by Francesco and Anna. We look forward to seeing you at the next fairs, where we will bring accessories from every era. To allow you to celebrate our 30th anniversary with us, we will also carry clothes at reduced prices!

First appointment at Compiegne, al Marché de l’ Histoire, il 20 e 21 of April:



In August you will find us again in Fulda, the ancient city in the center of Germany, which has always been a place of border and exchange. With its baroque castle, designed in the first half of the 18th century by an Italian architect, thanks to the annual fair the relationship between Italian excellence and German land is renewed in the stand of the Atelier Pietro Longhi.

On August 10th and 11th, come and visit us and for re-enactors we will bring many products that can otherwise only be purchased on our website!


This year there will be one of the most anticipated biennial events in all of Germany, the Venetian fair in Ludwigsburg, we couldn’t miss it after having exported Anna’s hats and accessories made by Francesco in the baroque heart of the city for twenty years. Germany! From 6 to 8 September:



The last event of the season, the Usi & Costumi fair, dedicated to Italian re-enactors, returns to its headquarters in Ferrara, showing the beauty of Italian culture, history and craftsmanship to lovers of historical reconstruction.

Soul of Venice

Summarizing the passion, culture and craftsmanship of different artists in a short film is not a simple thing; Tiemo Weidmann succeeded: the hands of Francesco Briggi created a baroque costume using Rubelli fabrics, of which both manual and mechanical looms were shown, lace from Martina Vidal, the most important manufacturer of Venetian lace, a hat specially made by Anna Zappella, the hatter of the Atelier Pietro Longhi.

To complete the dream of the Venetian guest, the actress Bettina Andriolo, Francesca Ceccamore of Kartaruga created a Bauta and finally Nardi, the only Venetian high jewelery atelier, lent some spectacular jewels inspired by originals preserved in the Poldi Pezzoli Museum, demonstrating that already in 1700 the carnival was inspiration to produce unique pieces!

Perfect places to describe Venice’s soul in all its eras are the Heureka hotel, where tradition meets contemporary design, and the Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista, the symbolic building of the Venetian Renaissance.

Thus a perfect concert was born, thanks to the harmony whose soul is Venice with its beauty.

Find the entire project on:

St. Francis, the Saint from Assisi

Happens that hard works becomes an opportunity to develop a method which then marks a way of operating for everyone.

Thanks to the request for a philological reproduction of the habit that belonged to Saint Francis, we got in touch directly with the “La colombina” weaving mill of Badoere which supplied itself with raw yarn from the Lanificio Paoletti, and in this way we were able to use the Saint’s habit follow the entire production chain.

Once the fabric was obtained, Francesco analyzed and reproduced the cut of the original habit, and this is how a true philological copy of the original dress was created, faithfully reproduced in all its characteristics, even in the missing parts.

The habit will be on display until January 7, 2024, alongside the costumes from the film “San Francesco” by Zeffirelli, belonging to the Cerratelli foundation, and some rich original vestments, as well as works ranging from Caravaggio to the Gentileschi, from the Middle Ages to the present day .

Here is the link to the website of the diocesan museum of Freising where the exhibition is held:

ph: PIerluigi Lucietto

Festa delle Marie 2023

The most moving Carnival’s appointment is the Festa delle Marie. Twelve young Venetians who grow up during the ten days of the Carnival, live unique and uplifting experiences, and then continue with a year of commitments where culture and plans for the future come together to create the best of the new generation of Serenissime.

Here some memories, but you can visit the Marie’s Facebook page and follow the entire program built and created every year by Mariagrazia Bortolato with the support of Vela and many friends who get involved in the energy of the oldest Venetian festival.

ph: Raffaele Dessì at Fondazioni Rubelli

Carnival… and more!

Atelier’s appointments multiply on several fronts.

Not only the official Carnival of  Venice, but also filming for documentaries, university lessons, and now those of the Academy are about to arrive and… the fairs that take us around Europe.

Here are some pictures of what we did between February and March, but if you want to be constantly updated, follow us on our social!

ph: S. Mazzola

Fairy Venice: queens and kings at the court of Venice the Serenissima

A dream’s night awaits you at the Heureka, the palace where time vanishes: past, present and future come together to create ageless beauty in which to immerse yourself. You will be the kings and queens of a party at the court of Venice, the Serenissima. Whether you are the Doge and the Dogaressa, or Henry VIII and one of his wives or Louis XV and his favorite m.mme de Pompadour or why not, the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland alongside the evil queen from Snow White, the important thing is that you wear the desire to have fun!

History, stories, fables and tales will accompany us throughout the evening, from the aperitif in the enchanted garden among fairies and valets, to the richly set tables on the main floors where a Venetian dinner will let us enjoy the craziest moment of the year.

You put your imagination into it, we will take costumes, music and entertainment to ferry you into the night where everything is possible.

Info and reservations

Atelier Pietro Longhi annual chocolate!

The sweetest tradition of the Venetian Carnival to be experienced in a dream building overlooking the most famous rio in the city. In front of the last squero of the city, a 15th century building with frescoes from the 1700s!

You cannot say that you have experienced the carnival without having spent an afternoon with friends and music sipping the chocolate that was invented in Venice to sweeten the evenings of sweet’s lover! Take the opportunity, wear your favorite costume, and enjoy the hospitality of the Nani Mocenigo Palace.

From 16:00 to 19:30 you can toasts with prosecco and have frittelle and chocolate enjoing live music, dance and… why not, have your portrait taken in one of the most beautiful and luxurious buildings in the city!

Some pictures of the event in Nani Mocenigo Palace… waiting for upcoming ones!

The shape of memory

To celebrate the eight hundred years since the foundation of the University of Padua we have been called as costume designers to dress fifteen of the most famous scientists of the most prestigious university in Italy, the first representative of studies free from conditioning.

Director: Denis Brotto

until 10 August 2022 in the Cortile Antico del Bo the documentary will be broadcast in the original multiscreen version.

info on:

The Silk Road

Fashion is a language, the oldest we known! In the prehistoric graffiti the roles of the people represented are understood thanks to the richness of the stylized clothes and feathers that shows power and luxury.

For this reason, to describe the most ancient relationship between the Serenissima and the East, the import of the precious silk, Francesco Briggi developed a long story of fashion and cultural exchanges born thanks to this precious material. The result was an evening at the Filanda Romanin Jacur, organized by the Pro Loco of Salzano, where we talked about fashion and its evolution. The Festa delle Marie supported the event and the Marys 2022 wore the precious dresses giving them life under the eye of Mariagrazia Bortolato.

Hundreds of years of technological evolution, from the invention of the loom to the jacquard machine up to the mechanical looms capable of reproducing precious fabrics and airy lace. Years of exchanges, from when the silk yarn arrived from the East until, having stolen the secret in a daring way, we began to produce, spin and work the most desired yarn ever.

Fashion culture that becomes cultural entertainment: this is knowing how to talk about fashion stories!

(Italiano) Festeggiando la rinascita!

Thanks to projects developed and carried out with agencies, directors and artists, from the halls of the Royal Palace of Turin or in the palaces overlooking the Grand Canal or the Lungarni, in less than two months the costumes of the Atelier Pietro Longhi have brought joy and spirit Venetian in the heart of guests from all over the world!


Festa delle Marie: new costumes!

Even the oldest tradition of the Serenissima wanted to celebrate Venice’s birthday by renewing its precious costumes.

The model is inspired by portraits of Paolo Caliari, the Veronese, in deference both to the 1600 years since the mythological foundation of Venice and to the most fruitful era of the city, the Renaissance.

Francesco Briggi, using precious fabrics offered by Tessitura Rubelli, has created the 12 dresses for young girls, who carry on the prestigious tradition under the watchful eye of Mariagrazia Bortolato.

Exhibition “Fashion’s tales – Carnival in Venice”

From February 20th to March 1st
Scuola Grande dei Carmini, Dorsoduro 2817
Every day from 11am to 5pm
Ticket 7,00€, reduction: 5,00€, 0-6 years old: free, 
Guided tour by appointment : every day at 11am and at 3pm, price 20,00€
Reduction: 0-6 years old: free, 6 – 18 years old: 18,00€, over 65: 18,00€
Guided tour by appointment for schools: 80,00€ for class added to the regular ticket to the museum

Exhibition of historical costumes by Atelier Pietro Longhi, made by Francesco Briggi and curated by Raffaele Dessì

Info and reservations on

The exhibition “Fashion Stories” will show for the first time all the social classes that lived in the Serenissima, thanks to cross-sections of the carnivals over the centuries. The propensity of the Scuola Grande to welcome representatives of all social classes, with a large presence of women, a very rare reality in the past, inspired the birth of an exhibition that was not limited in its description only to the high classes, usually in the center of the studies given the quantity of documents and the speed with which the shapes of the clothes changed.

The prestigious venue, unique in its kind and preciousness, the summa of Venetian Baroque architecture and art opens its doors to Francesco Briggi tailor of the Atelier Pietro Longhi, who made all the clothes with their accessories, and to Dr. Raffaele Dessì who oversaw the entire exhibition in terms of contents and set-up, allowing the creation of the exhibition “Fashion Stories – Carnival tales”. This exhibition tells the story of Venice through one of the most important characteristics of its material culture: clothing and the materials connected to it.

In 20 costumes, faithfully reproduced by Francesco Briggi from original documents or taken from paintings by the most important Venetian painters, it is shown how much trade first and then manufacturing art, linked to fashion, were the fundamental engine for the development and affirmation of the Venetian myth from the Middle Ages to the mid-1700s, up to the present day with excellences that are exported from the lagoon all over the world.

Three periods were examined: the early Renaissance, with the representatives of the “compagnie di calza” (stocking companies), followed by a section of the early 1600s, ending with a section dedicated to the famous Venetian Carnival of 1700, the engine of the rebirth in the ‘ 80 of the last century.

A selection of costumes that represent almost four hundred years of Venetian traditions, tales and stories, to be enjoyed together with the beauty of the Scuola Grande dei Carmini.

For info and reservations call 328 9706572 or write an email to

La cioccolata dell’Atelier Pietro Longhi

What would Sansovino say if, after almost five hundred years, he were to return to visit his architecture?

We tried to imagine it thanks to the hospitality of Ca ‘Di Dio, which for the occasion created chocolates and a cocktail to try: Sansovino 2.0

Smanie per la moda

25th of February 
The halls of the Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista will host an original comedy that arises from the combination of several extracts from Goldoni’s works on the theme of fashion. Clothes are not only described in the directions, but often become the protagonists of entire comedies: “The yearnings for the holiday” revolve around the wardrobe of the two protagonists, the “bona mare” never misses an opportunity to film the son who mistreats his clothes , to then buy them new ones while making sacrifices, and in the “Rusteghi” the differences in the role of the protagonists in Venetian society are outlined by their clothing.

Drawing inspiration from the numerous staging for which the Atelier Pietro Longhi provided the costumes, Raffaele Dessì decided to combine several comedies highlighting a fundamental characteristic of Goldoni, its bringing back daily life, a possible reality, on Italian stages. and French. The scene will revolve around Carlo Goldoni, his deeply in love wife Nicoletta Conio and their hosts, the Centani family.

It will be the actors of the company “La Bautta” to give life to the characters. The company was founded in 1995 and in a short time becomes more and more a privileged interlocutor in the programming of theatrical seasons in various regional areas and in general in the realization of wider national cultural events.

Vivaldi’s documentary at Museum of Palazzo Grimani

21st febbraio 
Museo di Palazzo Grimani, castello 4858
First show 3pm, second show 5pm
Costi: price 12€ reduced 2€
Please note: the show will be in Italian language, no subtitles.

Vivaldi’s music embodies three of the fundamental ingredients of the Italian style: imagination, emotion and temperament. For this reason the Venetian composer is now known all over the world; his music is played everywhere, from elevators to opera stages, as adapted to techno and rock concerts as performed by purist ensembles. Vivaldi is acclaimed everywhere as the “pop star” of classical music, yet the man behind the scores is still an enigma. Little is known about his life, but in recent years more and more documents have emerged that shed light on his personal history.

For the first time, a documentary, broadcast on German and French television in prime time with millions of viewers, analyzed the life of the mysterious “red priest”. The film shows how he managed to make his way from Venetian theaters to the wealthy European aristocracy, playing for the Pope and the Emperor, describing his rapid rise and abrupt fall that ended in Vienna. Venice, the protagonist of the documentary as the muse of the great musician, is the background of the journey through time of the opulent European Baroque, a look at the genius personality. A story of sheet music and intrigue of the first “Rockstar” in the history of music.

Eike Schmitz – director: founder of Atlantis-film is a documentary maker who has been producing and directing documentaries distributed on the German national network and various national European networks for over thirty years. From the most powerful rulers of all time to the most famous swindlers, passing through architects, musicians and explorers, there is no story worth telling that Eike has not deepened and transformed into a journey through time and in the places where they really are. events have happened. Nature and history are its distinctive note, perfection and culture its characteristic feature.

Raffaele Dessì – Consultant: thanks to his preparation that ranges from music to art, from philosophy to science, moved by a boundless curiosity and a culture in continuous formation, for years he has been offering consultancy for the production of cultural events, careful reinterpretation of documentary screenplays, preparation of film sets. Now in his third experience with Atlantis film, which is in addition to those with National Geographic, Arté Francia, Rai Storia, Canale 5, he is now engaged in drafting a text on the evolution of Venetian architecture in its staterooms.

Francesco Briggi – costume designer: On November 26, 1994 Francesco began his adventure in the world of costumes by opening the Pietro Longhi Atelier. Over twenty-five years of satisfaction, fear and sharing with the thousands of customers and friends who from all over the world encourage him to continue in this splendid adventure by exporting Francesco’s creations to the stages of national theaters, palaces and public and private collections. Years of study and continuous maturation, during which the innate taste was flanked by increasingly refined tailoring techniques and the rediscovery of a cut forgotten for centuries recovered not only with patience, but also with the innate ability to adapt history to the body today. The research on the cut is flanked by that on the materials, which are usually of Italian production and often artisanal and precious, thus combining the tailoring study with the safeguarding of the territorial specificities that Francesco must recreate.

Palazzo Grimani confirms itself as a place of dialogue between different forms of art and in particular for the encounter with ancient Venetian music and its protagonists. Musical patrons and theater builders, the Grimani were among the protagonists of the Venetian panorama also in the eighteenth century, with the figures of Giovanni Carlo and his son Michele. The palace used to host performances and shows and therefore the melodies of famous composers resounded even then in its halls.

Lepanto 1571 – 2021

Lepanto 450

Promoted by ” Rialto mio”, with the patronage of the Veneto Region, on Saturday 16 October 2021, was commemorated the arrival of Sebastiano Venier in Venice after the victory in the naval battle of Lepanto.

History has given numerous readings to this event. So we decided to recall a moment of history, to stimulate discussion and reflection on the Venetian naval capacity and on the importance of the ports of the Serenissima in the Mediterranean Sea after the discovery of the Americas.

The celebration was divided into three main moments: a conference held in Vicenza, where various scientist illustrated the scenographic machines created to celebrate the winner and the victory, followed by the triumphal arches in marble (still present in Vicenza) and the numerous paintings celebratory that still embellish salons throughout Europe. This was followed by a meeting where the mayor of the city of Messina (the first port that welcomed and sheltered the ships of the Holy League) and the representative of the city of Lepanto talked about their relationship with the memory of the battle, which took place. concluded with a great historical reenactment.

Sixty costumes made in a philological way by Francesco Briggi, following the descriptions of Grevembroch, Pagan and Vecellio, were worn by as many reenactors, each with its own role. In this way, for the first time more than 200 years after the fall of the Republic of Venice under the artistic direction of Dr. Dessì, directed by dr. Giusto, the ducal procession of the Serenissima has come back to life in its late 1500s form, the golden age of the Venetian Renaissance.

In the halls of the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, in Castelforte San Rocco and finally at the Basilica dei Frari to end in the Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista, the procession of the Doge and that of the Dogaressa have developed paths and positions as the rigid ceremonial of Venice would have required. Renaissance, offering the public and scholar a stimulus for deep study about Venetian culture.

Venice 1600 Reborn

1600 is the culmination of the Venetian Renaissance, but is also the years since the foundation of the Serenissima. This is how birthday and rebirth coincide, and Heureka hotel decide to celebrate Venice, but also all those who love it.

A party out of the ordinary, where fire and water have come together. Where a young Europe asks Venice how to lead people in peace, and the Serenissima teaches her to appreciate gifts, to enjoy exchanges without preferences. Vulcano, Neptune, Venice and her heralds will build a better present for young Europe, looking towards the future of rebirth, with a surprise ending. After a walk through Venetian streets and squares, the doors of the Scuola Grande della Misericordia opened to welcome us, and then toast in the most original square in the entire city!

Thanks to Hotel Heureka for promoting and hosting the event, Simone Padovani for the photographs, Crisam make-up service for the artists’ make-up. Cover image graphic elaboration by Raffaele Dessì on an image by Pierluigi Lucietto

Galileo Galilei presentation in ZDF and Arte

At the presentation of the shorter version on ZDF, the German national network, on Sunday 12 September 2021, over eight million Germans were able to learn something about the life of Galileo Galilei, the great Italian scientist and philosopher of the 17th century. Thanks to the costumes of Francesco Briggi, the spectators were able to review the life of the time, illustrated by Dr. Dessì, interviewed as the Italian costume historian. The work of disseminating the culture of fashion and costume carried out by the Atelier Pietro Longhi continues also in an academic form.

For those who know German here is the link to the documentary directly on the ZDF website:


for our French friends:


There is no better way to celebrate Venice’s birthday than to remember the great innovations and projects that were born in the lagoon.

We provided the costumes for some videos shot for Bottega Cini and The Merchant of Venice  about the great Venetian perfumers.

The history of perfume and spices in Europe is inextricably linked to Venice, and as often happened in the city, women were protagonists and entrepreneurs who developed projects whose repercussions we can see till today. The first protagonist is Maria Agyros, granddaughter of the emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire and then a Byzantine princess, who brought the use of perfume to Venice. The second Isabella Cortese, the first who took care to create real beauty creams and perfumes, mother of modern cosmetics, and finally Caterina Gennari, who, distilling grappa in the city, gave her nephew the idea to make the first cologne , ancestor of all modern perfumes.

Three short videos, with texts edited and read by Pieralvise Zorzi, directed by Tommaso Giusto for Veneta Video, with costumes and accessories made by Francesco Briggi.



Romeo’s and Giulietta Fashion

The cultural projects about the history of fashion by Atelier Pietro Longhi continues. Following the request of the cultural association Giulietta e Romeo, of Montecchio Maggiore, we recorded three short clips that explain the fashion in late XVth century in an accessible way, to be showed during a live event that involved both actors and different performers,

Thanks to the collaboration with Tommaso Giusto of Veneta Video, three short interventions were born, shot inside the atelier structures, which showed not only where a costumes are made, but also the study and care behind them.

you can visit our Facebook page and find the videos and many other contents

Streaming Carnival!

Carnival 2021  was very strange. For safety reasons, carnival could not be held in Piazza San Marco, but we all needed joy and lightheartedness. So, since most of the activities were already traveling on the internet, Vela made a courageous decision: to create a digital schedule that would allow all Venice Carnival lovers to experience the most awaited party of the year!

To Atelier Pietro Longhi was asked to create fashion stories that reflected the spirit of the carnival, and so we found ourselves telling our “fashion stories” in a light way. Paying attention to respect the spirit of each era, but at the same time saving the Venetian carnival and opening the space that hosted it, Ca ‘Vedramin Calergi.

Francesco Briggi was almost every day in the studio and told live anecdotes and participated with his proactive and ironic spirit, in the creation of memorable moments, combining culture and sartorial skills with entertainment!

On our Instagram you can find all the clips in the album history in evidence: Carnevale 2021!

Among the stars with Galileo Galilei

A month of filming in Veneto, Tuscany and Lazio to follow the most important scientist of all time: Galileo Galilei. He introduced the scientific method, in a society where censorship opposed scientific innovation. In the Baroque Italy of Bernini and Borromini, among the innovative works of Caravaggio, the noble Galileo lived in several courts. Among which the Medici’s , the one of the Doge of Venice, and Pope Barberini’s, the protector who abandoned him to build the “Baroque Rome”.

A long documentary, commissioned for Atlantis Film, will be distributed on the ZDF and Arte channels, was written and directed by Eike Schmitz, with interviews by Sybille Aderi, Raffaele Dessì, Tim Florian Horn. A big challenge for Francesco Briggi who had to create costumes that showed an evolution of fashion of almost eighty years in an Italy that was changing the history of art, architecture and painting. Thanks to his knowledge and culture, he showed that Atelier Pietro Longhi remains a point of reference for international productions as an ambassador of Venetian craftsmanship, taste and quality.

Voyage into great beauty: Venice

No more than a year ago, due to the pandemic that devastated the life of the entire planet, we had to change the way we live, communicate and create culture. In July 2020 we were involved in the first major post-pandemic production that was made in Italy, concerned a cultural program that brought museums and collection that were closed to the public into the homes of Italians. Thanks to Cesare Bocci, the RTI production, the director Roberto Burchielli and the authors of Real Life Television has therefore taken shape the episode on Venice of the “Viaggio nella grande bellezza” (Voyage into Great Beauty), broadcast on channel 5, with a maximum share that exceeded 10%. right in the part dedicated to the important city museum.

Dr. Dessì developed, in agreement with the production and the authors, a different way of presenting the fashion of the second half of the 1700s and one of the most important museums in the city, leaving the academic role wearing clothes and accessories that would bring the viewer directly to the baroque period. Paintings, furnishings, original architecture together philological reproductions of clothes and accessories therefore presented an era that from Ca’ Rezzonico, the XVIIIth century museum in Venice, then moved to the café that most of all represents serenissima: the Florian, which in 2020 celebrated its 300th anniversary.

For the presentation, special costumes were used, designed and realized by Francesco Briggi thanks the choice of each material and detail: the satin and silk lampas of Rubelli were flanked by the silk and cotton damasks of Como, the ancient hand-made laces to the glass micro-bead embroidery of the ‘impiraressa Marisa Convento. Dresses born from a choral work to show how costume is the art that involves all manufacturing traditions and the taste of a people, and at a single glance it is able to recreate and explain a culture that would otherwise be impossible to show.

An extract of the episode can be seen by following this link:

(Italiano) Antonio Vivaldi, maestro delle quattro stagioni

“Antonio Vivaldi, master of the four seasons”

Vivaldi’s music contains three of the fundamental ingredients of the Italian style: imagination, emotion and temperament.

For this the Venetian composer is now known all over the world; his music is played everywhere, from the elevators to the opera stages, as well adapted to techno and rock concerts as it is guarded by purist ensembles. Vivaldi is acclaimed everywhere as the “pop star” of classical music, yet the man behind the music is still an enigma. Little is known about his life, but in recent years more and more documents have emerged that shed light on his personal history. For the first time, a documentary, which will shortly be broadcast on German and French television in prime time, will analyze the life of the mysterious “red priest”. The film shows how he managed to make his way to the rich European aristocracy, describing his rapid rise and abrupt fall that ended in Vienna. A journey through the time of the opulent Venetian Baroque, a look at the genius personality. A story of sheet music and intrigue of the first “Rockstar” in the history of music. Venice, the protagonist of the documentary as the muse of the great musician and in the sets, has always been the capital of high fashion and entire chapters of the history of fashion have been written among the Venetian canals and palaces. Meters of silk and gold will show all the Venetian craftsmanship which, synonymous with beauty and quality, continues to create magic and stimulate creativity. Involved in the making of the precious documentary first of all Francesco Briggi, tailor and costume designer of the numerous sets, and also:

Eike Schmitz: founder of Atlantis-film is a documentary maker who has been producing and directing documentaries distributed on the German national network and various national European networks for over thirty years. From the most powerful rulers of all time to the most famous cheaters, through architects, musicians and explorers, there is no story worth telling that Eike has not deepened and transformed into a journey through time and places where they really are. events happened. Nature and history are its distinctive note, perfection and culture its characteristic feature.

Sokol Prekalori: Graduated with maximum marks in 95 at the Conservatory of Cuneo, at the age of 25 first violin of the orchestra de municipalidad of Buenos Aires, he lives in Venice where he works as a soloist and in chamber ensembles, he collaborates with the orchestra of the Gran Teatro alla Fenice, Giuseppe Verdi of Trieste and Arena of Verona.

Raffaele Dessì: thanks to his preparation that ranges from music to art, from philosophy to science, moved by boundless curiosity and a culture in continuous formation, for years he has been offering consultancy for the production of cultural events, careful re-reading of documentary scripts , preparation of film sets. Now in his third experience with Atlantis film, which joins those with National Geographic, Arté Francia, Rai Storia, Canale 5, he is now working on a documentary on the life of Galileo Galilei, as well as writing a text on evolution of Venetian architecture in its staterooms.

Thomas Bresinsky: is a director of photography and full-service producer of numerous prime time television programs for stations such as ZDF, ARD, ARTE and CCTV (China) with diverse topics ranging from arts, history, science and commercials. His exceptional expertise in lighting and visual storytelling ensures breathtaking high quality images.



Thanks to the Scuola Grande della Misericordia, which would have welcomed us in its prestigious and wonderful venue for the Italian presentation of this documentary: a tribute to Venice made in Venetian places. Unfortunately the premiere was canceled due to having to comply with the laws regarding the containment of the spread of Covid19, but the happiness of having dreamed of such a beautiful project together that will be the bridge for new experiences remains!

Antonio Vivaldi, Maestro delle quattro stagioni – La Prèmiere


Carnival 2020… a foolish experience

An foolish and atypical carnival, that of 2020, which we will certainly remember for a long time! Started with great enthusiasm and desire to forgot the high tide of November 2019, it ended two days in advance due to the great pandemic that changed the habits of the whole planet. Yet Venice, which is the city par excellence that over the centuries has been able to deal with environmental disasters and plagues, has not counted damage, and the carnival leaves us only beautiful memories.

The memories began in the square, with the fly of eagle: a crazy samurai bearer of a love message, welcomed by a beautiful carnival godmother who embodied the baroque spirit of the carnival with its unique beauty and sympathy! The stage, animated by the Pantakin company, dressed in the spectacular clothes of Francesco Briggi, cheered up for almost two weeks from the most famous stage in the world. Could not miss the cultural appointment with the “Marie del Carnevale”, who were able to exclusively visit the Museum of Palazzo Grimani, and finally two private events organized inside the city hotels … Our chocolate is unfortunately skipped, but this pushes us to think about that for next year, which will be even more spectacular and fun!

Let’s retrace our memories together, here and on our facebook and Instagram pages!

Unmissable events of the Carnival of Venice 2020

Atelier Pietro Longhi is directly involved in the organization of events during the carnival, full of elegance and fun!

The first in order of time will be a beautiful dinner at the Hotel Heureka, a Renaissance treasure chest that preserves works of contemporary art where we will celebrate Valentine’s night!

Amor Sacro and Amor Profano will meet to advise the young Apollo on how to live love. Immersed in beauty, art, music and fun, we are waiting for you for an unforgettable evening.



From a collection of contemporary art we will move to the most famous Venetian art collection of the past: the Grimani statuary.

On Monday 17th February at 5:00 pm the Marys will meet the Grimani collection. The “Marie of the Carnival” will be welcomed thanks to an extraordinary opening of the museum, where you can only enter by reservation for a very limited number of places, and you will visit the collection with a dedicated guide and follow a dance and Renaissance music show.



Last appointment is the traditional Chocolate organized by atelier! We will return to the Nani Mocenigo Palace Hotel, where, immersed in beauty, we will enjoy dancing, music and fun.



Three appointments of which we have the direction, to which are added those where we are suppliers for clothes under particular conditions such as:

the parties involving the members of the Save Venice foundation,

the official parties of the Carnevale di Venezia,

the party of the Hotel Heureka.


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Carnival Of Venice: Official Dinner and Ball

The only official party of the Venice Carnival is held at Palazzo Vedramin Calergi.

The most beautiful palace on the Grand Canal, designed in the Renaissance embellished until the end of the 19th century, hosts a delicious placé dinner and entertainment with internationally renowned artists. The only obligation to participate is to be in costume, and Atelier Pietro Longhi, official supplier for years, offer a discount to all guests of the Official Dinner!

To book the evening or for more information visit the website:

Present the coupon that will be sent to you when booking the party and book your costume: a discount will be applied to you!

More information on rental can be found on the website

ph: courtesy VELA

A precious collaboration

After the 1966 flooding the American community founded an association that had as its goal the recovery of funds to restore works of art of the martyred city.

Once the emergency was over, the foundation decided to carry out other restoration projects, widening the number of members to all lovers of Venice, adopting works of art that needed urgent maintenance and restoration, to bring them back to life thanks to the spontaneous commitment of supporters.

This year there was a new “Acqua Granda”, a fooding. Like 53 years ago, on November 13th, Venice woke up on its knees. Many historic buildings damaged, most of the city’s artisan realities unable to continue their work.

You can imagine with how much pride we announce that, on the proposal of the Foundation, a part of the rental of the carnival costumes for the associates, will be devolved to the Foundation that will use them for interventions in Venice.

Atelier Pietro Longhi, always attentive to Venetian know-how and culture, is therefore happy to announce this precious collaboration, because by saving the intangible asset “Carnival”, it will contribute to the rebirth of Venetian material goods that build  the dreams of people all over the world.

To book a costume you can visit the site:

and follow the indications!

We moved!

The Atelier Pietro Longhi costumes warehouse has temporarily left the Venice Historic Center to approach the laboratories, which for the past seven years have been located in Noale.

It was now impossible to manage the large clientele of the tailor’s shop, the rentals for the numerous productions in the mainland, the exhibitions that are continuously organized on the national territory and the numerous fairs that Francesco and Anna animate throughout Europe. The movement of costumes with their accessories created too many transport and logistics problems. Naturally in February 2020, in conjunction with the carnival, the entire Pietro Longhi Atelier will return to Venice, in the most prestigious of the venues, the Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista, where you can find us with all our products for sale and rent from February 3 to 3rd March.

Customers who do not reach us at fairs or flea markets will be able to find our products on the e-commerce website

It is possible to visit the headquarters in Noale, where in addition to production there is a small showroom, but it will be necessary to make an appointment. The contacts remain the same, so for any information we are at your disposal!

See you soon, Francesco, Anna and Raffaele.

A dress to live your dream!

A costume is worn not to cover yourself, but to show how you feel inside!

A Renaissance lady, a dancer at the court of the Sun King, a baroque queen or a nineteenth-century lady; everything is possible wearing a dress by the Atelier Pietro Longhi!

Here are some photos of the carnival, where friends could enjoy the pleasant experience of being … themselves for a day thanks to the creations of Francesco Briggi and the beautiful locations in Venice!


Thanks to Pierluigi Lucietto, Sergio Emilio, Marco Sabadin / Vela for the photographs and to our models Erika Chia, Anna Bardi, Giulia Boscolo, Valeria Moccia, Andrea Corrente, Roberta Barbiero!

Location: Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista, Museo di Casa Goldoni, Hotel Eureka.

Atelier Pietro Longhi: Next appointments

After the carnival, begin Atelier Pietro Longhi’s appointments for the dissemination of the Italian culture of the handmade. Francesco and Anna Briggi, that are one of the most important representatives artisans in the world of re-enactment, are involved in many markets around Europe!

Here you have our next appointments, ranging from France, Germany, the Netherlands! Follow us, and of course order the unique products that distinguish Atelier Pietro Longhi’s quality brand!


First appointment is Armi & Bagagli, the Piacenza fair that recalls re-enactors from northern Italy, Switzerland, France and Spain. An unmissable event for those wishing to complete their own clothes!


After let see at Marché de l’Histoire de Compiègne, 13 e 14 April 2019

Marché de l’Histoire, Compiègne (60)


Another Italian appointment: Eliopoli, Terra di confine.

Re-enactment of the XVII cent. and artisan market 26/27/28 April 2019. Terra del Sole, Castrocaro Terme


Historisches Burgfest in Burghausen

First international event: Historisches Burgfest in Burghausen, Re-enactment of the Renaissance and artisan market, 13/14 Luglio 2019. Burghausen (D)


Zeitreise ins 18. Jahrhundert

You will find us also in the biggest re-enactment appointment for the Baroque period in Zeitreise ins 18. Jahrhundert, 10/11 August 2019. Scloss Fasanerie, Fulda (D)


Lebendige Barocktage Schloss Bueckeburg

Re-enactment of the XVIII cent. and artisan market, 7/8 Settembre 2019,Bueckeburg (D)


Marché de l’histoire

artisan market for re-enactors 5/6 Ottobre 2019, Minden (D)


De Slag om Grolle

re-enactment of the XVII cent. and artisan market, 18/19/29 Ottobre 2019, Groenlo (N)


Last appointment is “Usi & Costumi”, in Ferrara (Italy), the 9th and 10th of November, a multi era market.


Rent your costume and enjoy your Venice experience!


“We are made of the same substance of dreams”

To book our clothes you can visit the e-commerce site

… so l’et’s shape our desires, transform them into reality in the city where everything is possible! Marble palaces built on the water, frescoes that continuously change shape and colors thanks to the reflections of the lagoon.

Venice is the only place where you can be yourself wearing clothes from other eras: you can  be a medieval knight who fights dragons and wins battles, a Renaissance lady with rich clothes, or a baroque courtesan with her company of worshipers.

In Venice dreams are reality and Atelier Pietro Longhi offers everyone the chance to dream!


(Italiano) il corteo dogale

The Atelier Pietro Longhi is the only private atelier that can boast the entire reproduction of the Venetian Dogal Court of the second half of the 1500s.

Taken from the famous print kept at the Museo Correr in Venice, over 80 costumes recreate the most important moment of the Venetian public ceremony. of the Renaissance, when the Doge showed himself with his triumphs in Piazza San Marco.

Exposed twice in public, the first time in Pordenone, the second in the halls of the Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista, requiring large spaces. For this reason usually the entire exhibition was chartered for historical re-enactments, thus giving life to completely made clothes and accessories by Francesco and Anna Briggi.

(Italiano) Carnevale 2019, una riserva di emozioni!

The 2019 Carnival loves the  Atelier Pietro Longhi’s costumes.

With great pleasure we have dressed the actors of the theater company “Pantakin da Venezia”, ​​a group of great professionals that every day, thanks to a decade of experience, managed to animate the most famous stage of the most famous city in the world.

This year the carnival opened with the flight of two angels, and Francesco created the “Angelo guerriero” (Warrior Angel) a warrior suit that has a particular meaning because it was worn by Micol Rossi, ex Maria of the Carnival, who asked to make this flight for to be able to give visibility to her illness, bringing the courage to smile and face life to the sky above Venice, even though life also reserves us nasty surprises.

The Sunday after the official carnival continued with the dressing of the Eagle: Arianna Fontana, an Olympic sportswoman with the most prestigious medal for Italian winter sports. A girl who, despite the determination necessary to win numerous competitions, has not lost her human side, and with kindness and expansiveness: she has given smiles, photographs and hugs to the Piazza San Marco that hailed her!

As per tradition, the Venice carnival closes with the proclamation in Piazza San Marco of the Maria of the Year, dressed in a fifteenth-century style dress made by Francesco Briggi. Linda Pani gave the appointment next year to a packed square that greeted “Messer Carnovale”.


Our thanks for sharing these moments goes to Vela and to all the immense staff behind the organization at the world event which is the Carnival of Venice (believe us, there are so many very good professionals and great people who work behind the scenes of a perfect machine from every point of view. The changes are continuous, linked to the safety of the visitors, but also the help they give to the press that make requests from all over the world, so as not to forget the evening events that are held in the Vedramin  Calergi palace, the ambassador of Venetian fun in the world where everyone has to be perfect. But carnival is also Vesta, which manages the cleaning of the Piazza, and the security that makes thousands of people stay safe in the most beautiful “dance hall” in the world). How can we forget Red Bull, who offered us hours of music with DJs who came from all over the world to play in the Piazza that in the evening rediscovered his young and goliardic spirit. And Mariagrazia Bortolato with her “Marie del Carnevale”, and the entire city of Venice, represented by the Mayor, tightened around Francesco’s creations making the 2019 carnival unforgettable. Now we are waiting for you in 2020, from 8 to 25 February!

(Italiano) “Storie di moda”

Ten years have passed since the first edition of “Storie di moda”, born from an original idea of ​​Francesco and Raffaele that over the years have involved sponsors and institutions to show the Story in a different way. Through the lenses of fashion, the history of Venice, its architecture, its art, its wars and political changes have been known, from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Thanks to the encyclopedic knowledge of fashion and its evolution, other temporary exhibitions have developed from Korea to Argentina, with different themes, such as the symbols of power in Europe, for which precise studies have been done as well as on clothing on jewelry and iconography of different eras. But also of Napoleonic uniforms of different periods and degrees, so as to show the variety of uniformology to its dawn, or single pieces made to illustrate an era to complete a broader discourse.

The atelier therefore offers the complete service of developing a project or supporting an existing project. Historical materials and cutting tare used o explain, in an alternative way, different moments of human evolution, in every aspect and social class.

The Carnival of Future, The Future of Carnival.

Last Carnival shooting: martians and humans together in the city where all is possible!

Shooting: Ph: Simone Padovani; Location: Hotel Heureka, Venezia; Makeup: Crisam Makeup Accademy; Models: Giulia Carli, Gaetano Tizzano

“Storie di moda”

Do you know that Princess Laila and Battista Sforza Montefeltro have the same hairstyle, or that Jedy is a medieval merchant, that Lady Oscar wears an Austrian uniform instead of a French one? Visiting Atelier Pietro Longhi we will reveal many of the hidden secrets behind the fashion of the capital of western luxury: Venice.

Shooting:ph: Simone Padovani, Location: Hotel Heureka, Makeup: Crisam Makeup Academy, Models: Giulia Boscolo, Luca Costantini

“Hotel Heureka” The time traveller

Welcome to the most exclusive party of the Venetian carnival!

Travelers of time and space have gathered on planet Earth, where among acrobats, musicians and players will be able to taste from a rich buffet the divine food of the Terrans and drink the nectar of the vines that brings joy! You can decide to be Lady Oscar defending the king from the Black Lady, or a Reptilian ready to do anything to have his Paolina Bonaparte, or Queen Marie Antoinette with her sailing ship …

Everything is possible in the oldest city of the future!


Ph: Simone Padovani

Location: Hotel Heureka, Venezia

Makeup: Crisam Makeup Accademy

Models:Anna Bardi, Vanessa Busca,  Giulia Boscolo, Elisa Costantini, Luca Costantini, Luca Garbin, Gaetano Tizzano

Atelier Pietro Longhi’s chocolate: choices’ affairs!

It has become an untouchable tradition, the moment during carnival when friends share the experience of a moment of Beauty and Joy: the Atelier Pietro Longhi’s chocolate! We will be all protagonists of the Serenissima’s long story. Ladies who will tell stories absorbed among grotesques of 1500, stuccos of the 1600s, Baroque frescoes. We will spend the most beautiful day of the Venetian carnival in the most beautiful Renaissance private palace in the city, together with historical dancers, chocolate, golosessi and why not… Prosecco,. We are waiting for .You’ll be surprised of what you see in the most beautiful halls of the city: Nani Mocenigo Palace is the wonderful essence of Venice, as wonderful its guests are! The whole afternoon will cost € 80, and the historical costume is mandatory! Info and reservations:

We just want to have fun!

This year too Atelier Pietro Longhi is the partner of the official parties of the Venice Carnival! Eight evenings organized by the Official Carnival at Ca ‘Vendramin Calergi, the most beautiful building on the Grand Canal, where entertainment and an unforgettable dinner will be offered to the guests of the most famous carnival in the world! For special rates of Costumes renting, send by email the copy of Dinner reservation voucher to the addresses and

For those wishing to enjoy a more traditional and collectible alternative, a more intimate dinner will be offered by the Carlton Hotel on the Grand Canal where three evenings of fun in Venice will be organized. Three different themes to get to know three moments of Venetian life:

February 3rd

February 10th

February 11th

For those who will rent the dress for the event at our atelier, will be produced a voucher valid for a discount on admission to the evening!

Many offers, different prices, you can decide where to live the evenings of the Venice Carnival 2018!

“Storie di moda”: a story about fashion six hundred years old

Thanks to the successful collaboration between Francesco Briggi, owner and tailor of Atelier Pietro Longhi, Elisabetta Czarnocki Lucheschi, who opened his mansion and Dr. Raffaele Dessì, who has cared for the entire exhibition in the content and layout, is born the exhibition “Fashion’s stories” an exhibition that tells the story of Venice through some of the most important features of her material culture: clothing, porcelain, silverware and furniture that over the centuries have characterized the Venetian production in applied arts and related materials.
In 22 costumes, faithfully reproduced by Francesco Briggi from original documents or drawn from paintings by the most important Venetian painters, shows how the first trade and fashionable art were then the key engine for development and affirmation of Venetian myth from the Renaissance to this day.
In the furnished rooms of one of the oldest Venetian noble buildings, overlooking the Grand Canal and the largest Italian private garden belonging to a private family present in the city, it will tell a story that shows all aspects of Venetian life over time, including the more private and domestic ones.
The palace, located in Dorsoduro’s at 3197, will open its doors to the public on June 13, 2017 and for a year it will be available for visit of small groups with a specialized guide only by appointment by e-mail at:
Or by calling at
For single visitors, the show will be open every Friday from 10:00 to 15:30 with a fee of € 25.00 per person including a visit to the mansion and the exhibition “Fashion Stories”. As the palace still inhabited by the family you may encounter special arrangements that are part of the daily life of the mansion!

Atelier Pietro Longhi: where luxury is made

Until the end of November, if you go to the “Giardini della Biennale”, you will find Atelier’s Doge in the first hall of the Venice Pavilion. A pavilion of artisans immersed among artists, the Venice Pavilion was born to show the best of Venetian applied arts, and this year, thanks to the curator prof. Stefano Zecchi, luxury has taken up the space that deserves in the green Venetian heart. Luxury, an experience to live (
If you are in Venice by July 16, do not miss the Illy Hall at the “Magazzini del sale”! For now 25 years Illy supports contemporary art by calling famous designers to create their own art cup. Stylists, painters, sculptors, architects, artist in various fields are called to confront a small white surface that becomes artistic experience involving all the lovers of the best Italian coffee exported all over the world. This year, Robert Wilson, in celebration of the quarter of century, has designed 7 different halls, and Atelier Pietro Longhi for the second time was called to collaborate with this immense artist: go to the Zattere and immerse yourself in a fantastic world! (Http://
The Carnival of Venice and Atelier Pietro Longhi are now two realities that share the fundamental moments. Official events are accompanied by private ones, where Venetian craftsmanship is required. For the fifth time Francesco Briggi dressed the Carnival Eagle in collaboration with Diesel, the famous brand. But also the winner of the 2017 contest “Festa delle Marie” and the testimonial of the contest himself, Eva Riccobono, actress and model, with an awesome dress worthy of a true queen. In San Marco squere, the heart of Venice, for the whole carnival hosted a temporary atelier where Francesco showed the entire creative process of making a costume, from sketch to gown, demonstrating that there are still tailors able to really create a suit according to their own taste and capacity. Official Sponsor of all the Festivals in Ca ‘Vedramin Calergi Atelier Pietro Longhi dressed the official Carnival in Venice. Giving a moment in which the long history of Venetian fashion has met fantasy  andthe desire to have fun of today!
Another touching moment for us of the Atelier Pietro Longhi was a staging in the most important museum and study center on theater in Italy: Casa Goldoni. With the direction of Raffaele Dessì, who has been searching and combining several pieces of Goldonian comedies, creating a comedy about baroque fashion, and a lesson on Venetian clothing of the second half of 1700 held by Francesco Briggi in the Sensa’s day, the whole museum was animated showing to the Venetians a different look, bringing to the present the feeling and the weaknesses of 1700.
The art of Francesco Briggi knows no bounds. Two of the most important Italian reenactments, Florentine football and the famous grabs of Siena, from this year will bring the signature Atelier Pietro Longhi. Francesco was commissioned to remake the pants of the kickers and the costumes of the “family of the mayor” the representatives  of the city of Florence, in addition to the costumes of the contrada of the Tortuga of Siena. Where is the history there is Atelier Pietro Longhi!

A Very Merry Unbirthday to Us!

Any excuse is good to meet up in the most beautiful palaces of Venice. Come along to celebrate the greatest Carnival of the world with us!
This year we will meet in Ca’ Vedramin Calergi to enjoy our annual hot chocolate surrounded by live music, singers, actors, dancers.
This year the unmissable event that brings us together will begin the 27th of February at 4:00pm and close at 7:30pm.
And for those who would like to take part to one of the official dinners of the Venice Carnival we have a special price! The hot chocolate only is € 100.00, dinner only € 400.00, hot chocolate and dinner € 450.00!
As always, we are doing our best to organize an unforgettable carnival, do not hesitate to make your reservation! Please remember: carnival costume is compulsory!
See you soon
The Atelier Pietro Longhi staff
Thanks to the Makeup artist Samantha Peluso

Info and Booking:

Our 2016 – A year of growth and exclusivity

It looks like we made the latest update yesterday, and instead it’s been a year!
Summarize this year is even more difficult, because the Atelier Pietro Longhi is growing, with our friends who share our moments making them more and more unique and special.
This year the Atelier’s life has become more intense and exclusive. Private events that we followed from the creative direction to wear the guests we have seen in the most exclusive places in the city. Even Ducal Palace opened its doors, and with the collaboration of great artists from food to flowers, musicians and actors, we have created an event that has marked us deeply. A emotion which is added to those of the carnival: see the archangel worn by Saturnino which descends from the bell tower playning the Behetowen’s “ode to joy”, creating a moment of true peace and unity in the heart of the most beautiful square in the world , with thousands of people watching to the sky in unison and singing the famous hymns. And what about the memory of a special relationship with the Square, with Francis who realized in front of a large audience an entire dress? He first drawn and then cut to fine silks Rubelli, while Marisa Convento decorated it with glass microbeads polychrome, lace-makers were preparing the bonnet, the shoemaker shoes: a team effort, which has reproduced a real old tailor’s shop under the eyes of all the people in the square, to show how much the Venetian tradition is still alive and strong. So alive that it can be exported around the world and we find Francesco and Anna Maria Briggi in major re-enactments events, to the Venetian craftsmanship. A quality that has been recognized in three releases this year guides, which are in addition to the others in which we are present from many years.
A tradition that wear guests from all over the world in public and private events in the most beautiful city palaces: Palazzo Papadopoli, the Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista, the Palazzo Pisani Moretta, the “Ridotto” of the Hotel Monaco, but also the culture of fashion. Three meetings of worldwide interest have seen Atelier Poietro Longhi among the speakers: one for the Venetian Fashion Night, during which Atelier Pietro Longhi followed some meetings on fashion and history of the oldest weaving in this city, one for “Carnet des Vojages” a cultural event which saw over 80 artists convey on Venice to show parts of their world, and one for Rubelli, fabrics producers with a strong history and a great orientation to the future. To these are added the public presentations of work done for different institutions that, thanks to Atelier Pietro Longhi are slowly recovering filologicità in their historical parades.
2017 full of adventures is waiting for us, we could deal only tahtnks to the support of our friends from all over the world cheering for us. And this is the most important thing we have to say about 2016: thanks to those who allows us to conquer each day to even greater heights!

A great 2015 – A period of activities and successes

Summarize in eight images a period so intense for the Atelier Pietro Longhi is so difficult! We can start from participation at the exhibition “Treasures of the Buccellati’s Foundation “: the halls of Palazzo Pitti welcomed a costume made by Francesco Briggi, replica of a dress worn by Eleonora de’ Medici represented in a portrait by Pourbus the Younger.
In a sacred place for the history of Italian fashion, among the creations of fine jewelry, representing the Italian jewelry, the historical workshop of Atelier Pietro Longhi, synonymous of culture, rediscover the everyday dimension of luxury in the first half of the XVIth cent.

Venice is carnival, and Atelier Pietro Longhi is Venice! Also this year the Eagle of the Venice carnival was dressed by Francesco Briggi. A unique experience, a super woman with her courage and enthusiasm has involved all of us. The beauty comes from the soul, born from the look, the smile. Giusy Versace is pure beauty, her enthusiasm is contagious! Wearing a costume designed and made by Francesco Briggi she flyed from the 80 meters of the San Marco’s bell tower to a crowd that awaited her joyfully. An example of courage, love and freedom, represented by the colors chosen by the artistic director of the carnival of Venice, Davide Rampello, refering to the discreet but big innovator of Renaissance’s art: Lorenzo Lotto. The creativity of Francesco Briggi was entirely expressed realising the dress that closed the Venice Carnival 2015: the Empress of China combined with a Venetian noblewoman of the Middle Ages. Haute couture , precious materials produced in the lagoon, gave life to an exclusive dress that represent the meeting of two cultures wich continues over hundred of years and on which Venice has built its greatness. The Maria of the Carnival of Venice 2015 represent not only the continuity of venetian traditions, the pure spirit of Venice , the beauty of the lagoon, but also a meeting of cultures which in the hands of Francesco Briggi from an idea becomes reality.

Atelier Pietro Longhi is not only the official aspect of the city of Venice and its culture. Is also the life in the palaces, the famous events fulfill to come true the dreams of the visitors of the Serenissima. Palazzo Papadopoli, Palazzo Pisani Moretta, the new Marriott or a private yacht different places, different directions and artists involved because the dream is always different! The Atelier Pietro Longhi’s staff does not work to realize their dreams, but to give life to the ones that, from all over the world, comes in the city where everithing can come true!

“Ventennale” – 20 years of Atelier Pietro Longhi

Some speeches are made with the heart, like that of Francesco Briggi that, after twenty years, thanked those who supported him in the realization of a dream called Atelier Pietro Longhi


Good evening everyone and welcome. Here we are. The ten years that separate us from the first ten years of the birth of the Atelier Pietro Longhi have passed almost without realizing it. Twenty years and prove it! This phrase summarizes the history of the Atelier. I always thought that the goal of the first ten years was for me, for us, a goal desirable but not so obvious. Be here after twenty years makes me happy! Many things have changed, many things we have done, undone and rebuilt. Many times starting from scratch: inauguration in a small shop, then the big show room, then the division of productive workshop from the store, with the birth of a real hat factory, the prestigious tailoring in Zeno Palace, and finally, after yet another relocation and restoration, the last lay that I hope is definitive: the mainland and the lagoon. As for the ancient Venetian: lagoon represente the official soul of the atelier, the mainland is the productive and dynamic area.


To speak of the Atelier Pietro Longhi I use the plural. This should not seem like a “plural majestatis”, but it is the knowledge that my dream come true because it was shared and supported by all those who have collaborated in various ways to the growth and dissemination of the history of fashion, clothing and culture Venetian, Italian, within and beyond our borders.


I will not thank enough Anna, for her patience and sharing everything about the Atelier Pietro Longhi. Her role as hatter (crazy!) is unassailable as well as wife, counselor, mother, cook, vivandiere, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. It is said that behind every great man there is always a great woman. Well I can confirm with absolute conviction. Without her, my dream would never come true and my gratitude go to her for what he has done, is doing and will continue to do. My family, fortunately always supported me. My mother taught me what he had learned from his mother and aunts. Has always followed me, as a child, making up suit like Zorro, Sandokan, obviously not to wear in carnival period as evidenced by the photos in our old photo albums! And of course I would like to thank all of you! You that tonight celebrate this milestone with us but every day support us and make sense to our sacrifices and work!

September / November 2014 – Great events

From September to today the Atelier Pietro Longhi has been involved in many events. Thanks to the experience and the quality of the customs that are continually realized by Francesco Briggi we take part in events from Italy to France to Germany. A short trip for images that will bring us to the Baroque Convivio (“Gareggiare dei Convivi”, further information on, to the court of Josephine de Beauhamais Bonaparte in Rueil Malmaison ( to Ludwigsburg, Fulda, Lugano (“Les Ambassadeurs des Artes” conference hold by Swiss Luxury Culture Management) and to the now affirmed event that is held in concomitance to the historical Regatta in Venice: “Back to 1910”

“E2 for the love of art”

A successful collaboration between different artists, recreating the spirit of the academy where everyone can contribute in creating timeless art, is the project E2’s For The Love of Art. The brainchild of Elizabeth Kleinveld and Epaul Julien was born, therefore, a project where the love for the art is shared with other artists up to create works of art while respecting the classical canon reproduce current topics. The diversity and acceptance, the exchange of roles, a search for identity after centuries finds its dimension. The unique shots of Mauro Fiorese, one of the most famous itlaina photographer, costumes by Francesco Briggi come together to create what you have in mind E2. A project appreciated by one of the largest Italian critics of contemporary art, Francesca Pini, who fascinated by the work of this novel academy, dedicated an article to the project on his column in “Seven” magazine deepening of the Corriere della Sera.

Atelier Pietro Longhi: Venetian culture in the world June 2014

Always Atelier Pietro Longhi and culture are synonymous. Culture in fun, creating, in the production of art. Francis Briggi”is able to make only” wonderful costumes and from around the world comes in Italy, today as five hundred years ago, artists and experts in the field who want to try the unique experience of use or wear creations Atelier Pietro Longhi. To carry on a tradition that has its roots in the “costumes”, in the “mores”, that represent the history of man, and a simple ornament his atelier is also involved in the training of young costume designers, historians and enthusiasts who attend intensive workshops is that the history of costume to know and recognize shapes that change and with them the story … An ongoing commitment, that the last time he saw us involved with the association Venetians in the world, the Chamber of Commerce of Venice, in a project supported by the Veneto Region, and in the room more representative, at the hands of. dr. Vecchione, director of policy and international cooperation in the Veneto Region, presented the diplomas to the three who attend the course. A well-rounded program, therefore, where the theory is the practice, not forgetting that the fashion of the universe there is always an idea!

In the picture: ceremony of the diplomas, with dr. Vecchiato for Regione Veneto, Francesco Briggi founder of Atelier Pietro Longhi, dr. Moretto for the Association Venetians in the world, dr. Raffaele Dessì for Atelier Pietro Longhi and the students from Montenegro.

Carnival 2014

For the past two years, the most important appointment of the Venetian carnival are signed Atelier Pietro Longhi. The dress for the flight of the Eagle (Volo dell’ Aquila, tradition introduced by the great creative and artistic director of the Venice Carnival Davide Rampello), and the one for the “Maria” (medieval Venetian tradition recently shot by Bruno Tosi), are made by the wisend hands of Francesco Briggi. This year, at the request of the organizer of the carnival, have also made all the clothes of the twelve “Marie de tola. Costumes realized on the valuable collaboration of the most important textile manufacturing firm in the city, the Lorenzo Rubelli. But Francesco also creates a contemporary style: the precious dress worn by the Silver olimpionic medal Carolina Kostner, who the most important day of the Carnival of Venice flight from the bell tower of San Marco. An unforgettable spectacle, a train of more than four meters supported by a transparent crinoline flying on about hundred thousand people.

The Eagle’s video: The Maria’s video:

Two completely different costumes, a historian and a fantasy, which, thanks to the mind and hands of Francis Briggi become works to wear to represent the most important square in front of television channels in Italy and around the world, creativity and craftsmanship Venetian blinds.

Private Events – February / March 2014

From February to today’s APL has directed a number of events, some of which we have decided to publish in our news. The annual chocolate (organized into the halls of one of the oldest buildings in the city of Venice, the only still inhabited by the family who founded it in XIVcent) is one of them. In the same room halls of Palazzo Zeno you can see from the Russian artist Mikhail Kemiachin to US journalist Jennifer Ecclestone, together to share the excitement with friends at least once a year, gather around the atelier! Another touching moment was set in the magnificent Palazzo Papadopoli on the Grand Canal in Venice Amman Resort. Just restored opened its doors for an exclusive and unforgettable evening of culture, under the direction of Raffaele Dessi for Atelier Pietro Longhi. Strong emotion was seeing a part of the procession of the Doge within one of the areas most representative of European culture, the cloisters of the Palladian church of San Giorgio Island. APL was guests of the Foundation that still manages these unique spaces of history and beauty. Dancing, playing, singing in places where clothes created by Francis Briggi find the perfect proportions an event to impress guests, as five hundred years ago … Celebration in Venice is synonymous with the Palazzo Pisani Moretta: here we are, with an ensemble of musicians from all over the world, to provide not only the clothes but also the ministry of hospitality and entertainment … These are just some of the memories of which the main characters are guests wearing the clothes of the Atelier Pietro Longhi enter a dimension where dreams and reality coexist.
Small videos of the night in San Giorgio Island:


Since January 2014 at the request of the last private theater that still lives and survives in Venice saving the tradition that saw hundreds of rooms in 1700 have disappeared, we have moved our costume’s exhibition from the halls of the Palazzo Zen in the foyer of the “Teatro San Gallo.” In the heart of the city, behind the Piazza San Marco, we have set up an exhibition that traces the history of Venetian fashion, in the same theater where, every day, is staging a presentation on the history of the Venetian Republic. A reference constant between clothes and suggestions, open from 10:00 to 19:00. For info and reservations costs: Thanks to this performance and commitment of the staff of the Atelier Pietro Longhi began an important collaboration with the agency Abercrombie & Kent, who for the past two years has added exposure in the program of visits to the city of Venice.

(Italiano) Marc Adrian: Beauty in Venice

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In questi ultimi due mesi siamo stati coinvolti in tre produzioni: una per una casa di produzione americana per il lancio di una nuova macchina da presa digitale, una per la realizzazione di un video da proiettare all’interno di un museo che sarà entro breve aperto a Padova, ed una che ha come protagonista l’atelier stesso e la sua capacità di creare arte. Ecco alcune immagini, per i video potete visitare il nostro profilo facebook!

“The Holidays”, November 1st, 2nd and 3rd – Ca’ Marcello

It will be a unique, wonderful experience to be lived with Atelier Pietro Longhi thanks to the hospitality of Counts Marcello and cooperation of Dr. Marone. For three days we will be guests in the century-old family home, to give birth to a re-enactment in Baroque style.

Glimpse at different times of day in the country with a European aristocratic family: waking up, breakfast, concerts, the theater, the gala dinners, dancing, and even the relaxing and reading in the historic library…

We are looking forward to receiving you on November 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
For more informations you can download the PDF or sense an email to

“Back to 1910” – 1st September 2013

Re-enacting day organized in collaboration Hotel Ca’ Nigra Lagoon Resort to see the “Regata Storica” from one of the most beautiful garden of the city of Venice.

We will be guests of Costantino Nigra and his entourage to live one day in the 1910.

Info & reservations:

“The old woman”, Festival dei due mondi – Spoleto, 12-15 july 2013

Directed by Robert Wilson, with Mikhail Baryshnikov and Willelm Dafoe, Francesco Briggi realized accessories for the two protagonist of the Danill Kahrms’s short story adapted by Darryl Pinckney.

XI Valistusajan Kulttufestivaali “Les Lumières”, Helsinki, 10-16 june 2013

Directed by Marja Rumpunen, patronage by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, Svenska Kultur Fonden, Istituto Italiano di Cultura – Finlandia.

Music: Venice Baroque Orchestra directed by Andrea Marcon
Soprano solo: Ruth Rosique
Dance: choreographies and dance by doct. Raffaele Dessì

For one of the more important baroque events of the north countries, Atelier Pietro Longhi gives costumes and technical advices for dances and choreographies performed during the two-days event in Suomenlinna and Ritahriuonne, Helsinki.

“Venice-The eternal Dream”, Kutnà Hora, 27 april – 30 june 2013

Exhibition in GASK Museum supported by the Embassy of Italy in Prague, The Italian Cultural Institute in Prague, the Central Bohemian Regional Office, the Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic in Venice, the Council of Tourism City of Venice.

An exhibition of photographs about carnival in Kutnà Hora (Unesco world heritage site) where Atelier Pietro Longhi gives costumes to show the culture of Carnival through centuries.