Today we have the pleasure to meet John, from Ireland. John lives in Italy with his family now but still he cannot get used to the magic landscape and dreamy atmosphere of such a place like Venice.
Silvia will lead you through a Venice which is still untouched by tourism and will teach you what is and how you do a Travel Diary. You will discover the identity of places using the original Venetian toponymy, the Venetian urban space and its rich articulation, you will get to know how Gondola is made and its history, you will immerse in the traditions of Venice sharing, in an ancient “Bacaro”, the ultimate social rite “go for “ombra and cicchetti”, a venetian slang to say having a glass of wine and local appetizers still in use among the residents.
Angelo, playing the role of a descendant of Casanova, will bring you to discover Venice with new eyes, starting from the most famous places, then into the mysterious “calli” of the Jewish ghetto, involving you in an adventurous treasure hunt between the memories of Casanova and the tastes and culture of the Jewish community in Venice.
What are you waiting for? Join courageously with other Casanova’s descendants and put an end to the curse of your eminent Ancestor!
Luigi will welcome you as the head butler of Ca’ Zen. He will help you find out about the court activities of the nobility that lived in this splendid Venetian Villa. The Villa has been preserved as it was at the time of the famous “love flings” of Lord Byron with the young Guiccioli countess. You will relive the traditions of this house, putting the shoes of a servant of Ca’ Zen. You will take part in a hunt (a photographic one) of the typical fauna of this wild territory which is situated at the Delta of the River Po and has still remained pristine. You will learn the secrets of grooming horses, and will make a traditional ceramic “ocarina” (a type of whistle in clay) to be given to Lord Byron as a welcoming present. At the end of the day, celebrate the success of the venture with a typical Venetian aperitif and, if your contribution is as impeccable as we expect, you will be rewarded with a Certificate of recognition by the very Countess.
Angelo, in the shoes of Alberico’s masnadiere, accompanies you to San Zenone Hill to relive the story of the medieval family Da Romano, which is to be told by Cunizza, younger sister of the tyrrant Ezzelino. You will take part in a Medieval laboratory of Fencing, participate in a medieval battle between rivalry fractions of Da Romano’s family, followed by a trial, where, together with the other knights, you will make part of the defense in front of the Judge. You will write a precious scroll and put your signature and seal on it in wax and to accomplish it will participate in an exclusive laboratory of medieval writing. At last, you are to be nominated a knight or dame followed by a refreshment and photo distribution.
Maya in reality is a joyful and lively tour guide who deeply loves the story of Verona. That is why we are to have a lot of fun, putting together sacred and profane, going to search the traces of a really glorious historical past, almost a treasure hunt, which will help us discover the marvels of “gothic” Verona along her main streets until we reconstruct the ancient events that led to the defining of the recipe of this extraordinary dish, “Pastissada”, which you can taste with joy at the end of our hunt, with a glass of the finest wines of the area of Verona, in one of the most traditional restaurants in the city.