Did you know that 1/4 of all of Shakespeare’s plays are set in Italy? Have you ever heard of Juliet’s club in Verona or crossed Ponte di Rialto? These places are described so wonderfully by Shakespeare in his plays, but ‘all that glistens is not gold’.
Learn the shocking truths behind the romance and unlock the history behind the scandals. From the comfort of your couch you will start by exploring the explosive streets of Sicily, the setting of the the Tempest and Much Ado About Nothing with your online guide. You then virtually set sail to the capital of Italy, backdrop of Shakespeare’s 4 Roman plays. Here you'll visit Fori Imperiali and The Papal Basilica of Saint Peter.
Next you will steer a gondola to the bustling Calle’s of Venice, that leads you to Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace) for your pound of flesh. Here you would historically risk your fortune in the ghetto where Shylock and Antonio sign their infamous contract. Just before leaving you'll head to the Bridge of Rialto, where you can gather word of the market below or spit at poor Shylock.
After this you'll head to Padoa, or as Shakespeare describes it ‘Fair Padua, nursery of arts’ where you'll visit one of the oldest Universities in the world and the terrifying Anatomical Theatre within.
Finally in fair Verona, where you lay your scene, you'll travel to the city where civil blood makes civil hands unclean, the backdrop of the most famous love story in the world.