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As part of an ongoing initiative, Venicescapes has developed a series of lectures to allow visiting groups the opportunity to learn more extensively about Venice and its history, art, and architecture in the relaxed environment of a conference room.  Historical maps, charts, diagrams, and photographs are used in dynamic and illustrative video presentations 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 new topics to meet the specific needs and interests of groups traveling to the city.

 

 

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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History of
the Republic of Venice

the 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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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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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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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 this unique opportunity, write to:

 


 

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