Does this tour include the Jewish Ghetto?
While this walk may or may not touch on some aspects of the Jewish Ghetto, it is not a walk specifically focused on Jewish Venice. For this type of walk, which includes a visit to the Synagogue, please take a look at our Jewish Ghetto tour. Looking to see Venice's major sites? Try our Venice City Tour of St. Mark's and Rialto.
Do we get to see artists at work during this tour?
This tour discusses the artisans in the area in relation to the district’s history. Guides point out artisanal shops where we might see artisans at work if they are present. We can sometimes include a longer visit to a glass workshop. If you have an interest in doing this, please include this in your trip notes and we will check availability.
Will we have time for shopping on the tour?
The goal of this tour is the provide participants with an overview of the neighborhood, its history and current life. We may pop into a few shops, however, you may prefer to return to these after the tour so you have more time to shop at your leisure.
Tours operate rain or shine, but in the case of inclement weather, your guide will modify the tour so more time is spent indoors. It never hurts to have an umbrella on hand.
Nadia has a degree in art history from the Ca' Foscari University in Venice and wrote her thesis on the painter Francis Bacon. After various work experiences, both in public and private sectors, she collaborated in drafting the online magazine "Engramma," which dealt with the study of the classical tradition in Western culture and the mechanisms of transmitting ancient culture in our contemporary age. The magazine was created in conjunction with the Department of Architectural History at I.U.A.V University. Nadia has also spent time in France working at the "Les Abattoirs" center for contemporary art in Toulouse. In 2009 she obtained a guiding license, and through this work is able to share her passion and knowledge of art history, literature, and the history of Italian and Venice with others. Nadia enjoys approaching artworks as a lens through which to investigate and reconstruct historical contexts.
Monica was born in Venice. She earned her degree in Italian Literature and History from Art at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice and she has developed a wide experience in the museums of the city. For many years she worked as a curator and archivist before moving into the field of museum education where she worked mainly with groups of children. She also worked at the Jewish Museum in Venice as a guide. She qualified as a guide for Venice and its province in 2009. Monica is continuing to study Venice and she often gives lectures on history and art for associations and public libraries. She is co-author of a series of guidebook for children and families about the Venetian churches.
Born in Venice, Giovanna has a degree in History of Art from the University of Padua. She lived in Brussels and then in Vienna for several years working in international contexts and dealing with different cultural environments. She earned a Master’s degree in Marketing and Advertising at the Ecole de Commerce Solvay writing a final paper on a project for a new Museum of Contemporary Art in Venice. While working for the Museum of the Belvedere in Vienna she developed a passion for cultural guiding. Her experience in the tourism grew on her return to Italy, where with a friend she took over a 4 star Hotel. Fascinated by the power of communication of art she became a licensed guide of the city of Venice and enjoys the beauty of her native city every day.
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