Coffee, chocolate and the theatre of marionettes

When did coffee reach Europe? And chocolate? Who would drink and in which occasions? And what has Venice to do with all this?

The itinerary will move through several districts of the city discovering what became an elegant occasion to socialise, tasting exotic drinks in between seduction, games and intellectual pleasure. We will visit an artisan coffee shop where they roast the beans, a laboratory where marionettes are made by hand to end up with the atmosphere of the society in the 18th century in Venice, visiting the Querini Stampalia palace and the celebrated Florian cafe in st Mark’s square.

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Photo: Luisella Romeo

Tour details

Duration 4h
Rate 85 euro per hour (not per person)
Extra costs entrance to the museum, tastings and laboratory visit, 40 euro per person
Designed for the tour is not run on Mondays, no more than 8 people

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