part of an ongoing initiative, Venicescapes has developed a series of
lectures to allow visiting groups, schools, and universities the opportunity to learn more
extensively about Venice and its history, art, and architecture in
the relaxed environment of a conference room or classroom. Historical
maps, charts, diagrams, and photographs are all used to provide participants a clear understanding of key
issues in Venetian history while allowing them to dialogue
directly with local historians.
individual travelers seeking to take full advantage of their time
in the city and maximize personal sightseeing, these same
presentations can also be enjoyed on a private basis in the comfort of a hotel lounge.
addition to the extant lectures, Venicescapes can also
custom develop presentations with topics to meet the specific needs
and interests of school and university groups traveling to the city.
The lectures can also be combined with visits to the city's
The Building of Venice
the construction and preservation of Venice with maps, charts,
and diagrams covering building materials and techniques, urbanization,
and the phenomenon of "Acqua Alta"
The World of Venetian Art
Color, Light, and the East
the role of Venice's physical environment, trade, and cultural
contacts in the development of the city's unique "painterly"