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“Personalized Vivaldi Tour of Venice”

Context Travel Venice - Day Tours
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US$ 110.00*
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6-Person Walking Tour of St Marks and the Rialto
Ranked #38 of 221 Tours in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Context provides an in-depth alternative to traditional tours. We are a network of architects, historians, art historians, and other specialists who organize over 300 different walks in 15 cities around the world. Florence teaches that art does not exist in a vacuum. Here in the churches, palaces, and other Renaissance-era institutions we encounter art in its original setting enveloped by social and political context.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 25 July 2018

To research a Vivaldi related project we booked a private tour through Context Travel with one of their guides. Andrea was wonderful! He is a very talented musician, composer and conductor himself so in addition to his broad knowledge of Vivaldi's life and times, he could also discuss details of the music and how changes to instruments changed the style of composers. Andrea took us through the Pieta church and honestly explained that it was built a few years after Vivaldi's death (a fact the Pieta doesn't brag about) but that Vivaldi may have had some input in the design. (Later in the week we attended a Vivaldi concert in the church and indeed the accoustics are phenomenal.). Andrea then took us to see the various houses in which Vivaldi lived. He also offered to show us period instruments, which we had already done. Though this didn't stop him from asking a friend of his we ran into during our tour to show us his 17th century cello! I was very happy with the tour and the time and effort Andrea had put into his preparations!

Date of experience: July 2018
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ContextTravel, Manager at Context Travel Venice - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Dear Zoxil,

Thank you for taking time to write a review of your Context Tour in Venice!

It was absolutely our pleasure to arrange your Custom Vivaldi Walk. We love digging deeper into the cities where we operate and letting our docents' specialities shine. Andrea is a musician and choirmaster himself so was perfectly suited to guide you.

Thank you for bringing your passion for Vivaldi our way and allowing us to create an experience for you in Venice that goes beyond the usual tourist highlights.

We hope to see you in another Context city in the future!

Happy travels,

Megan

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Reviewed 23 June 2018

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Our tour of the Venice Market was guided by Cecilia Sitran who provided wonderful insight into the Venetian food scene. Great service.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We took the architecture tour of venice and it was fascinating. It was guided by a art historian living in Venice. I would highly recommend it for anyone interested in art history or what makes Venice so unique. We covered a lot of ground including St Mark's Sq and off the beaten path. We found it fascinating and gave us a better appreciation of Venetian buildings when touring around on our own. We'll definitely do another Context tour when in Venice (we did 2 others in Rome... all excellent).

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

I did the Venice Art Tour for families with my parents (they are in their late 70s/early 80s), myself, and my 11 year old daughter. Our docent was Louisa. Louisa was absolutely FABULOUS. She focused the tour on my daughter (which we wanted), but we all enjoyed it, and she kept my daughter so interested and engaged. It was my daughter’s favorite part of Venice, and she is still talking about the things Louisa showed and taught her. I highly, highly recommend this tour (and Louisa). We have another Context Travel tour lined up in Florence, and if this one is as good, Context will be my new go-to tour group. Thank you Louisa!

Date of experience: March 2018
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ContextTravel, Manager at Context Travel Venice - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Dear Katie R,

Thank you for your review of your recent Venice Art Tour for Families with Louisa. We are so glad you loved it and took the time to tell us so.

We will look forward to hosting your family again on your next trip!

Best regards,

Megan

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