Discover the fascinating musical landscape of 18th century Venice with our virtual tour
Price 20 €
The last century of the Republic of Venice. After more than eleven centuries of proud independence, the ancient maritime empire falls under the strength of the French army and its ambitious general Napoleon Bonaparte. Paradoxically, for fine arts and music the 18th century is not a period of decline. On the contrary, the century marks the last glimpse of splendour of a refined society. The Settecento is the century of opera, dominated by the castrati singers who enchanted the public throughout Europe. It is also the century of Antonio Vivaldi, the violin virtuoso who deserves a place in the upper echelons of music history. Join us on this fascinating virtual tour to find out why, and discover the wonderful world of Venetian music in the 18th century!
Ciao! My name is Mauro, I am a music historian and a certified tour guide in Venice. I have been studying music since my early childhood. I graduated in foreign languages and musicology ah Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, where I earned my PhD in History of Arts in 2018. Music is a fundamental part of art and culture, and classical music is more interesting and varied as many people may think. My ambition is to tell you why music and its role in Italian culture is so fascinating. I would like to let you hear and discover the works of Monteverdi and Vivaldi, encountering not only Italian opera but also instrumental music. A virtual tour is the ideal stage, as it allows us to deploy images, video and music to convey rounded portrait and place this music in context.
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The world of travel might be on hold right now, but just because we're all staying at home to help the world overcome a common enemy doesn't mean we have to put our wanderlust on the back burner. Frustrated with not being able to get our travel fix, we decided to transform our award-winning tours into immersive virtual experiences, meaning you can still explore Italy’s spectacular archaeological sites and jaw-dropping museums from the comfort of your own home.
* Please note that the booking times are in US Eastern Standard Time and Rome, Italy CET is 6 hours ahead *
Fun and informative, our virtual tours take the form of online real-time presentations led by our expert guides. Combining videos, high-definition photos and more, our guides will be sharing their wealth of knowledge and experience with you on these interactive walkthroughs of Italy’s most fascinating sites. The live format of our virtual tours means you’ll be able to ask your guide anything you wish, just like on a normal tour. We really believe it's the next best thing to being here!
If you cannot find a scheduled time for our virtual tours that work for you, please contact us directly and we would be delighted to set up a private virtual tour for you and your group.
As a sign of our gratitude to those who are on the front line fighting the Coronavirus, we would be more than happy to invite all first responders, health workers and NHS workers to join our Virtual Tours for free. Please message our office staff directly!
Please note that the proceeds from our online tours go directly to our guides, providing them with a valuable lifeline in these tough times for the world of travel. Thank you for your support!
5.0 (2 reviews)
This was just a marvelous tour! Mauro Masiero did a wonderful job; his knowledge of the subject was obvious, and his love of music very clear. The way he included visuals of things unavailable now was masterful. I look forward to other tours with Mauro--especially Monteverdi--either virtually or in person! This was my first Through Eternity tour, but not my last. Grazie mille!
We've taken many Through Eternity tours but until now none of them were focused on music. Mauro did a wonderful job of introducing us to Vivaldi's life in Venice and his very beautiful music. Many of the places he showed us (through illustrations) no longer exist, so we saw things we wouldn't have seen if we'd gone to Venice. It was a wonderful presentation and we look forward to others given by Mauro!