I have been watching this forum for a long time now, and write this, my first posting, after my first trip to Europe. Although I am a big fan of the Trip Advisor – I find that many people are complaining and negative. Isn’t anybody having a good trip? It seems that people do not take the time after trips to note good service and dealings. I would like to note a great result with Classictic.com
My wife and I had recently a super trip to Italy. We hit Venice, Rome and Siena, Perugia, Assisi and surrounds. We started in Rome and worked our way up the boot, ending and spending the most time in Venice - and happily so – hence this posting in the Venice Forum. Rome, was too busy for us and although the Umbria region delighted the senses, Venice was bliss.
We ended the trip and started the New Year at the same time. On the last night we visited the Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista for a fantastic night of opera arias, Italian buffet and champagne until well after midnight with tickets purchased at www.classictic.com.
This was, without a doubt, the highlight of our entire stay in Italy. On the website we learned of the concert, the history of this amazing ‘Scuola’ and purchased the tickets, printing them ourselves before leaving home. Other concert attempts in Italy were not so successful – ticket offices were on a ‘pausa’ other places did not like our charge card, were just odd and of course, had little to offer in the way of the English language – so we were always unsure. With Classictic we had no worries and ordered the tickets in English.
I was especially happy to have a bit of history on the hall and directions for getting there. Here, from their website – ‘The Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista is known for its magnificient scenarios and artworks of Tintoretto, Palma il Giovane and Tiepolo. The Renaissance building was constructed in 1498 during the Renaissance period by Coducci. It is one of the six Scuole Grandi that played an important part in the complex Venetian system of social checks and balances. The courtyard of the Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista is protected by a screen with a magnificent eagle pediment and a frieze of leaf-sprays by Pietro Lombardo.’ classictic.com/en/Venice/Scuola-Grande-di-Sa… Fantastic. This building, the history, opera, food…what more could we want?
If you are heading to Venice, this, classictic.com/en/… has our highest recommendation. We also recommend the Spaghetti alle vognole, Fritto di mare, Risotto alle seppie, and the endless Cichetti!