Cultural Travels from Home: Venice by Boat – a Palladian Cruise

Thursday 27th June 6.00PM BST


Following our beautiful cruise along the Grand Canal last year, we rejoin Dr Luisella Romeo, one of the city’s most authoritative and popular guides, for another evening cruise in Venice with a special focus on the churches of Andrea Palladio. The guided tour will be broadcast from a private water taxi at twilight, one of the most evocative times of the day.

On our cruise we will have a chance to see the Biennale gardens from the water’s edge, entering the Arsenale Novissimo and then passing by the ancient church of San Pietro di Castello, redesigned in the 16th century by Andrea Palladio and once Venice’s official cathedral. We will pass by the islands of Certosa and the Lido, and then turn towards the islands of San Giorgio Maggiore and the Giudecca, in order to admire the gardens and the islands of the southern lagoon. As twilight approaches we will sail along the Giudecca Canal, stopping to admire its two great Palladian masterpieces – the churches of Il Redentore and San Giorgio Maggiore.

This will be a beautiful, unique and very relaxing way to enjoy the city from home!

The tour is interactive, so you will be able to put questions to our guide throughout the visit.


This is a live event starting at 6.00pm (UK time).  It will last approximately one hour including interactive Q&A. Tune in live from anywhere in the world, or if you cannot participate live, you will automatically be sent a recording soon after the end of the session enabling you to watch later that day or during the following 2 days. Please note, the recording is only available to those who have not been able to participate live, and it is not possible to purchase a recording after booking has closed.

Booking closes the day before the event is streamed. Please refer to the Further Information panel below.

Further Information


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Join the event up to ten minutes before it is scheduled to start, to ensure everything is working.

If you are not able to watch the event at the time it is live-streamed, you can watch on catch up. Just book online as normal and you will be contacted soon after the event with instructions on how to access the recording. This will be available to watch on catch up later that evening and for the following 2 days. You do not need to advise us if you can’t participate live, don’t worry! Please note, the recording is only available to those who have not been able to participate live, and it is not possible to purchase a recording after booking has closed

Bookings close the day before the event is streamed.

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for booking this event. We regret that we are unable to offer technical support with Zoom but tips can be found in the attachment. If you would like to book more than one event, please book separately for each event that you would like to attend, thank you. If you are booking for more than one person, it is important that you include their email address so that we can send them the lecture link too. We regret we are unable to offer refunds but don’t worry if you are not able to attend, as we will send you the recording link.

Images: Dr. Luisella Romeo. Photo credit: Luisella Romeo. The Giudecca Canal with Andrea Palladio’s Church of the Redentore, Venice. Photo credit Anshar 73