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Venicescapes Historical Society

#60 of 303 Tours in Venice
Venice, Italy
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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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Reviewed May 31, 2016

Michael is a gem of a tour guide. His knowledge of Venice's history is remarkable and his approach in telling the city's story is immersive and captivating. Michael walks with you around the city throughout the tour, taking you to relevant locations that are each...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank hldomingue
Reviewed May 6, 2016

We took Michael's Mercantile Empire tour and were so glad we did. I did a lot of reading in preparation for this trip, but there is really no comparison with going with someone this knowledgeable and helpful. The highlight was probably getting us into the...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank phil0mene
Reviewed April 24, 2016

Before our trip to Venice I looked for potential tour guides but wanted something special that incorporated art and history and did not just walk us from site to site. I chose Michael Broderick's Venicescapes, and we ended up doing two of Michael's tours: Splendors...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Laura B
Reviewed January 31, 2016

My 21 year-old son and I immensely enjoyed the Venicescapes six hour tour titled Story of a Mercantile Empire led by Michael Broderick. On this tour, Michael led us around the city recounting its history using various buildings and sites and a series of maps...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Jim D
Reviewed January 22, 2016

We booked the tour The Splendour of Piety for my husband who is a bit of a Renaissance artist fan and especially Titian. We have been to Venice many times but never had a guide of any kind and having seen the write ups on...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed January 14, 2016

Almost two years ago we completed three of Michael Broderick’s Venicescapes tours (The Splendors of Piety, Venice: Story of a Mercantile Empire, and A City of Nations). This past summer we took the three tours remaining: A Most Serene Republic. The Art of Salvation. The...More

Date of experience: May 2015
2  Thank ClovisNY
Reviewed January 5, 2016

A fascinating history of this remarkable city. Michael provided our family with a chronicle of this city that put all of the art and architecture we saw after the tour into context. Everywhere we went, everywhere we looked, we found ourselves referring back to what...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed November 14, 2015

My partner and I just took a Venice tour with Michael at the recommendation of friends who had done the same thing last year. We were limited to a 4 hour time frame. Michael's focus was on the Renaissance artists Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese. But...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed October 8, 2015

If art and art history is your thing, then Venicescape's Splendor and Piety tour is for you. Michael Broderick is an American who has lived in Venice for 30 years and knows his way around - which is a very good thing in Venice! He...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed September 19, 2015

Our family of four adults just returned from a 10-day vacation in Venice. We enjoyed the entire trip, but we all agree that the time we spent with Michael was the highpoint. We’d all spent a few days each in Venice before this trip, and...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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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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