Art History Walking Tour of Venice
On this walking tour of Venice, explore the lives and works of two of the major artists of the Venetian High Renaissance: Titian and Tintoretto. Get to know their art up close while you learn about the social history of Venice.
What's in Store:
Meet the Masters Titian, Tintoretto and Bellini
Learn about Italian art through the centuries
Visit the Suola of San Giovanni Evangelist
Part of the beauty of Venice is its wealth of art still in-situ. During this tour, your guide will focus on the churches and scuole of the San Polo sestiere. We will spend a significant amount of time examining Tintoretto's artwork here, both in terms of style and in the context of the confraternity.
At the Chiesa dei Frari, built by the Franciscans, learn about the importance of artistic commissions in the life of Renaissance Venetians as you gain insight into this microcosm of Venetian art and history from the 14th century onwards.
In the church, see two important altarpieces by Titian, The Assumption of Mary and the Madonna of Ca' Pesaro, as well as works by Bellini and Donatello. Here, you will also be able to compare and contrast the work of Titian with his forefather, Giovanni Bellini.
As you view the many works of art on this tour, your guide will teach you about the social history of Venice, including the role of the scuole in Venetian life, the effects of the plague, and the competition between artists for important commissions.
• Knowledgeable tour guide
What's Not Included:
• Admission to Scuola di San Rocco (7euros)
• Admission to Chiesa dei Frari (3 euros)
Good to Know:
Children under 12 are not allowed on group walks.
If you are traveling between November and March, there is a chance you will experience Venice's famous acqua alta (high water). You might prepare yourself by bringing along rubber boots or purchasing some upon arrival to Venice.
Context walks can be canceled up to 48 hours prior to the walk with an 85% refund. Within 48 hours all reservations are final and cannot be refunded. Walks are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather. If you are running late for your meeting with our docent, we ask that you call to alert us so that we can relay the message to the docent. No shows are treated as last-minute cancellations and are non-refundable. Cancellations within two business days need to be made directly with our local offices by calling them directly (or on the emergency number provided). Cancellations made via email or by calling our U.S. 800 number may not be honored.
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