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Daily Life in the Venetian Renaissance Walking Tour

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What You'll Do
  • Discover everyday life in Renaissance-era Venice
  • Come into contact with Italian history
  • See antique textiles and decorations that were used in Venetian homes
Learn about everyday life during the Italian Renaissance on this half-day walking tour of Venice. You will come into contact with the history as you learn about the everyday life of a Venetian living 500 years ago.
What to Expect
This half-day walking tour of Venice is led by a scholar who will explain the daily life of the people living there during the Italian Renaissance.

Your scholar-guide will reconstruct what it was like to live in the Venetian Renaissance, and explain the factors that affected a Venetian’s quality of life. At the Ca’ d’Oro, a palace built in the Venetian Gothic style in the 1400s, you will see examples of typical Venetian homes, decorations, furnishing, and textiles, in order to help you understand the lives of people living hundreds of years ago.

As you walk through the city, your guide will point out different bridges with telling names that reflect the activities that once took place in specific areas of the city. In addition, your guide will show you decorative motifs and describe their historic importance in visibility, communication, and local politics.

Learning about clothing, etiquette, and personal hygiene are also important to understanding the Italian Renaissance, and your guide will describe the sacrifices individuals were willing to make for the sake of fashion. Based on the interest of the group, your guide is happy to take you to the Palazzo Mocenigo Museum of Fabric and Costume History where you can recreate some experiences of Renaissance-era Venetians.

Other topics discussed on this tour include how Renaissance Venetians moved around the city, how they made a living, and what they did for leisure; and general themes cover issues of identity, sex, gender, and social class during the Italian Renaissance.
What's Included
  • Entrance to the Palazzo Mocenigo Museum of Fabric and Costume History
What's Not Included
  • Entrance to the Ca d'Oro Palace (7 EUR - 12.50 EUR per person)
Meeting Point

Please meet your guide at the vaporetto (number 1) stop Campo S. Stae. Navigating city transportation can be complicated, and we highly recommend allowing more time than you feel is necessary to arrive at the meeting point. (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
You are responsible for paying entrance to the Ca' d'Oro Palace. The entrance fee varies and is dependent on current exhibitions.

Tours do not operate 01 January, 01 May, or 25 December.

Your Context Travel walks cancelled up to 48-hours in advance receive an 85% refund. Tours cancelled within 48-hours are non-refundable. If you are running late, please call the Context Travel emergency number (+34 9 11 87 56 89) so we can alert your guide. If you fail to show up for your tour, it is treated as a last-minute cancellation and he tour will not be refunded. Due to international communication, cancellations made via e-mail or with the US 800 number may not be honored.

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Product ID: 14938