Today we learn a unique craft of this ancient city, making Venetian masks followed by discovering some of the wonders of the floating city.
Guests will have the opportunity to create their own authentic, handmade mask in the same way Venetian artisans did 800 years ago! Each student will be transported to the Ca’Macana Private Workshop and will be provided all necessary supplies to create their masterpiece.
- Cà Macana Mask workshop:
Ca’Macana is one of the oldest and finest mask making workshops in Venice. They craft authentic handmade masks in the same way Venetian artisans did eight hundred years. Each mask is unique. Masks were featured in important film productions like Eyes Wide Shut by Stanley Kubrick and in theatres like the Vienna Opera HouseFree Time at the Hotel.
- Venice Photography Walking Tour:
Escorted by a professional photographer, guests will have the opportunity to discover how to ‘spot’ good pictures, while exploring the main squares and canals, and seek out hidden corners tucked off the main tourist trail. With its bustling squares and canals, the city offers delights and challenges to photographers of all skill levels, with wonderful yet often fleeting photo opportunities at every turn. Each passenger will receive a wireless headset.
- Skip the Line Doge’s Palace Secret Itineraries Tour:
Tour begins at St Mark’s Square with the visit of the Doge’s Palace, escorted by your local guide. Easily Venice’s most famous building, Doge’s Palace is a mesmerizing example of Venetian Gothic architecture at its finest. Created in the 14th century for the doges of Venice, the rulers of the former Venetian Republic, the palace contains elaborately decorated public rooms alongside darker hidden chambers. The visit continues with the access to the Piombi, the ancient attic prison that traditionally held Venice’s upper-class inmates under a lead-cased roof. By the 16th century, the attic prison cells were replaced by the New Prisons, which were joined to Doge’s Palace by the Bridge of Sighs, named to signify the prisoners’ sighs as they caught their last glimpse of beautiful Venice. Guests will walk across the Bridge of Sighs and explore the New Prisons at the end of the tour. Each passenger will receive a wireless headset.
- Tour of the Guggenheim Museum and St. Stefano’s Church:
Peggy Guggenheim’s career belongs in the history of 20th century art. Peggy used to say that it was her duty to protect the art of her own time, and she dedicated half of her life to this mission, as well as to the creation of the museum that still carries her name. The Guggenheim Foundation has converted and expanded Peggy Guggenheim’s private house into one of the finest small museums of modern art in the world.The tour continues with the guided visit of the St.Stefano Church. The Augustinian church is burial ground for t,he Doges. From the outside the leaning bell tower of the brick church immediately catches the eye. Santo Stefano was built in the 15th century by Augustinian monks. Seeing the extraordinary vaulted ceiling in the interior is quite something. The beautiful coffered wood has the shape of an inverted ship’s hull. In the sacristy there are also three paintings by Tintoretto. Each passenger will receive a wireless headset.
- Group Photo and Cocktail Event:
Winners and executives will meet at the Hall Dandolo of the Hotel Danieli to take a group photo. Guests may join in at the Hall Dandolo for a cocktail prior to departure.
- Awards Reception:
The Awards Reception & Dinner will take place at an off-site location. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be passed during the reception. La Dogaresse, a string quartet, will play during the reception.
- Awards Dinner:
Dinner will be served. A projection screen will display a slide show of pictures taken throughout the week from our photographers.