“He’s Back! Marco Polo is back!”
This is rumored among the Venetian streets! He left with his uncle years ago, then he was a prisoner of the Genoese… and now he is home, very rich and with millions of stories to tell!
It is rumored that the Great Sultana and the Chinese Empress fell in love with him and showered him with gifts, hoping to keep him in their courts!
But he, the greatest merchant of all time, has returned home to his beloved daughter with gifts that are talked about throughout Europe!
Silk, perfumes, spices, music… he will tell us about this on the evening of February 3rd, at the Heureka hotel, where we will meet him, princesses from distant countries and their lovers, with live music and a gala dinner!
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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
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 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.
“We are made of the same substance of dreams”
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… 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!
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.
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!