During the 18th century, music was one of the most loved arts of the entire Venetian population. There were then quite a few theaters and concert halls; several composers used to live and work in Venice (for instance, Vivaldi and Galuppi, both of whom were actually born in our city); some other composers and musicians would frequently visit the city (Hasse, Mozart). As early as in the 16th century, though, music in Venice was quite appreciated. We can start our tour in St. Mark’s Basilica, where the first polyphonic choirs appeared and where relevant Renaissance composers worked (like Gabrieli).
Then we can walk in the areas where young Mozart used to live during his visit in Venice, and eventually we can reach Gran Teatro La Fenice, the Opera House, which is still nowadays one of the most important in Italy. It is also possible to visit the Pietà church, where Antonio Vivaldi was employed as a composer and where he would direct the choir and orchestra formed by the orphan women of the nearby orphanage (it is also interesting to visit their little museum). Eventually, we can lead you to the Ospedaletto and its marvelous Music Hall.
In the evening, you can end your musical experience with a concert of baroque music in one of the still active concert halls in town.
Time: minimum 3 hours
Notes: The fare does not include entrance fees. When visiting religious buildings, an appropriate dress code has to be observed (no bare shoulders, no miniskirts, no shorts). The fare for groups has to be agreed with the guide.