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Shakespeare in Venice

A lots of scholars believe that Shakespeare never visited Venice. They think the city of "The Merchant of Venice" and '"Othello" is the result of fruitful mind of the author, who instead of traveling addressed his imagination to copious readings.

What if Shakespeare had seen the field San Giacometo with its banks to shape the figure of Antonio? If he had seen the departure of the galleys from the Rialto to the Mediterranean ports? If he got inspired by the many "moors" of Piazza San Marco for his Othello? If Desdemona had really lived in the Sagittarius?

A fascinating tour in search of Shakespeare's Venice.


Duration: 4 hours
Price: from € 300, excluding entrance ticjkets
Places to visit: Piazza San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Frezzeria, Rialto, San Giacometo, Ghetto
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