4/24 Breakfast in Venice – The Baroque Life of Luxury

$50.00

APRIL 24TH 9AM EDT

The Baroque Life of Luxury in Venice

You may want to swap your cappuccino for a Bellini and don your satin slippers for this sensorial overload, you will feel awash in 18th century effervescence. On this virtual tour, we’ll travel up the Grand Canal to the Palazzo Ca’Rezzonico, a former residence of extreme wealth and luxury. It has a colorful history of riches to rags to riches again, and notably hosted poet Robert Browning and composer Cole Porter. Embellished to the gills, we’ll experience the regalia and fascinating history of Carnevale celebrated by the aristocracy of Venice and the nouveau riche of Europe. This is one of Luisella Romeo’s personal favorites and a first visit for Maker Tourism, she had us at BAROQUE! Luisella notes “As you tour the ballroom and the alcove, you will delight in the rococo furniture and the beautiful art of the 18th century: the sensual frescoes by Tiepolo, the delicate pastels by Rosalba Carriera, the theatrical representation of Venice by  Canaletto, the whimsical scenes of daily life by Guardi and Pietro Longhi, and the sarcasm of the Pulcinellas by Giandomenico Tiepolo.”

We’ll cap off our morning with a visit to meet sommelier Romena Brugnerotto  for a esson in Venetian food and wine history. 

Description

Each tour is approximately 75 minutes. When you purchase, you will receive a confirmation then a Zoom link the night before the tour, and a follow up link for replay, viewable within 48 hours.