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Venice's Carnevale Masquerade Festival is coming to Melbourne

Carnevale Australia is bringing a taste of Venetian tradition to Melbourne to raise money for the victims of the 2016 earthquake in Italy. 

Earlier this year, a 6.0 earthquake hit central Italy, destroying homes and killing over 300 residents of the town of Amartice. Carnevale Australia is asking Melburnians to party with a conscience to aid the victims of this natural disaster. 
 
For the first time ever, Melbourne will be the host of a two-week-long celebration of great food, booze and music that emulates the Venetian tradition that is over 800 years old. Party-goers will bask in the best Melbourne has to offer, but only if you meet the entry requirements: each attendee must come dressed to impress, mask included. 
 
The pinnacle event of the festival, the Masquerade ball, will see ticket-holders indulge in a three-course meal and will be serenaded by a full band. The theme? 'Amore', of course.  
 
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The Masquerade Ball will be held at The Peninsula, Docklands on Saturday February 11 2017. Tickets through Carnevale Australia