The Splendors of Venice
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DAY 1: Check-in at Hotel Danieli Venice

DAY 2: The Grand Canal, the Doge’s Palace and the Basilica of San Marco

DAY 3: Day trip to Padua

DAY 4: The Great Churches and Confraternities of Venice (incl. San Marco)

DAY 5: The Islands of Venice

DAY 6: Venetian Painting and the Secrets of the Gondola

DAY 7: Check-out Hotel Danieli Venice

The Splendors of Venice…

Venice was the longest lasting Republic in history, surpassing even the ancient republics of Greece and Rome. Venetian government was considered to be a perfect constitutional balance of monarchy (doge), oligarchy (senate) and democracy (Great Council). So perfect in fact, that the Venetian constitution was considered to be a gift from God. The city’s privileged position as cultural and economic bridge between the Eastern and Western Christian world contributed not only to its dominant economic and naval power in the medieval world, but also to the extraordinary uniqueness of the city.

“Once did She hold the gorgeous east in fee; And was the safeguard of the west: the worth Of Venice did not fall below her birth, Venice, the eldest Child of Liberty.”

William Wordsworth

— On the Extinction of the Venetian Republic, l. 1 (1807).

The art and architecture in Venice clearly display a combination of Islamic, Byzantine, and Classical influences. Artists such as Bellini, Giorgione, Titian and Tintoretto would make Venetian painting perhaps the only school to rival that of the Central Italian Renaissance of Florence and Rome. This program will examine the art, architecture, traditions and myths of Venice, as well as the history of perhaps the most singular city in the world.
It was – and still is today – La Serenissima – “the most serene republic”.

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