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As 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.

For 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.

In 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 historical sights.

   

A lecture on the building of Venice for visiting school groups

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"

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A lecture on Venetian history for visiting school groups

History of the
Republic of Venice

history of Venice from the Fall of Rome until the unification of Italy along with the development of the commercial and financial practices behind Venice's great trading power

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A lecture on Venetian art for visiting school groups

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" style

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A lecture on Venetian art for visiting school groups

Marco Polo
Venice and the Orient

a comprehensive look at the historical relations between East and West and at Asia's impact on Venetian technology and architecture

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A lecture on Venetian architecture for visiting school groups

Andrea Palladio
Innovation and Tradition

the influence of Eastern and Western aesthetics on Venice's building preferences and the impact of Palladio on Venetian and world architecture

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For further information about lectures on Venice for schools, universities, and conventions, write to:

  info@venicescapes.org

 
 

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