Shakespeare's Italy online tour
History & heritage tours

Shakespeare's Italy online tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Tuesdays
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 1 hour
Do this because
  • Uncover marvellous parts of Italy through Shakespeare
  • Put your knowledge of Shakespeare to the test and discover the history behind the Bard's work
  • View the plays in a way you have never seen them before
  • Learn while speaking with a live friendly guide
What to expect

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.

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What's included
  • Virtual tour of Shakespeare's Italy

London, UK

Meeting point:

This is an online tour, you can join from anywhere in the world.

What to remember
  • This is an online interactive tour. You will be asked to provide your email address, so the partner can send you a link to the tour which can be run from your browser or by downloading Zoom
  • You will need an internet connection and a laptop/computer/smartphone to join this tour
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  • This tour is available on Tuesdays at 6.00pm
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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