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Venicescapes Historical Society

Calle Oslavia 6, 30132 Venice, Italy
+39 041 850 5742
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Excellent, knowledgeable guide

Michael is amazing. We did two tours with him on our recent trip, one focused on the renaissance... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
DonnaElizabeth0304
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Bald Head Island, North Carolina
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Marvelous, unique, insightful tour

My wife Kelly and I were in Italy for our honeymoon during the second half of September, and our... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
philipallenmyers
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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A rolling, graduate-level lecture series delving into world history, religion, architecture, art, politics, economics, shipbuilding, infrastructure, and private culture, with the entire City of Venice as its classroom.
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Calle Oslavia 6, 30132 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Michael is amazing. We did two tours with him on our recent trip, one focused on the renaissance art of Venice and the other on the rise and development of the Venice’s government. Both were exceptional. Be prepared: these tours are deep dives. You will...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

My wife Kelly and I were in Italy for our honeymoon during the second half of September, and our first stop was Venice. We are so glad that we chose to spend a huge part of our first full day in Venice with Michael. We...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

We have now done three different tours with Michael over the course of two visits and we definitely plan to do more when we are lucky enough to return. He makes the history, the culture, and the design of the city easily accessible, and he...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We did "Rise of a Mercantile Empire" with Michael the first day we were in Venice and super glad we did. Both for the repeat visitors and first timers in our group (my 2nd visit), the tour provided the historical, political and commercial context which...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2017

My wife and I spent two days with Michael and were amazed at how well thought-out and organized the Venicescapes tours were. The “Story of a Mercantile Empire” is a must for anyone who wants to understand the history of Venice. “The Art of Salvation”...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Michael is a fabulous tour guide: knowledgeable, personable, and considerate. My husband and I spent more than 6 hours with him on our first full day in Venice, and it was a perfect investment of both time and money. Thanks to all that we learned...More

Thank Donna F
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

My girlfriend and I recently completed Michael’s “Story of a Mercantile Empire” tour. The two of us are about the hardest couple that a tour guide could have to give a historical tour to. On the one hand, I teach history and politics for a...More

Thank Daniel F
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Michael's tours of Venice are simply amazing. We have done multiple tours with him, as have our friends, and he never fails to impress.

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Reviewed 8 October 2016

Michael was extraordinarily knowledgeable about every issue related to Venice's history, economy, politics. It was the most comprehensive, high-quality tour I've ever been on. Highly recommend him to other history buffs!- says my husband I would add that I took the tour in my 3rd...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2016

Several weeks ago, we had the pleasure of spending an amazing six hours with Michael. He graciously met us at our hotel wherein he proceeded to give us an in-depth view of the state of affairs in Venice and Europe at large. This served as...More

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one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime
neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side
streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals
criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a
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Cindy H
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We have tried to get a reservation for friends a few weeks in advance during the summer and he was booked. We reserved several months in advance for the Spring and he was able to see us on the exact date we wanted.
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