Shakespeare’s Italy




60 mins



See the places that feature in Shakespeare’s writings

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 as the playwright said himself ‘all that glistens is not gold’.

In our virtual tour of Italy, learn the shocking truths behind the romance & unlock the history behind the scandals.

From the comfort of your coach we will start by exploring the explosive streets of Sicily, the setting of the the Tempest and Much Ado About Nothing. We then ‘virtually’ set sail to the capital of Italy, the backdrop of Shakespeare’s 4 Roman plays.

Here we visit Fori Imperiali & The Papal Basilica of Saint Peter.

Then we steer a gondola to the bustling Calle’s of Venice, that which leads us to Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace) for our pound of flesh. Here we would historically risk our fortune in the ghetto where Shylock and Antonio sign their infamous contract. Just before leaving we head to the Bridge of Rialto, where we can gather word of the market below or spit at poor Shylock. 

After this we head to Padoa, or as Shakespeare describes it ‘Fair Padua, nursery of arts’ where we visit one of the oldest Universities in the world and the terrifying Anatomical Theatre within.

Finally in fair Verona, where we lay our scene, we travel to the city where civil blood makes civil hands unclean, the backdrop of the most famous love story in the world. 

Will you attend the ultimate Shakespeare tour of Italy? To be or not to be, that is the question? 

What’s included in our virtual tour of Italy: 

  • A knowledgeable, live guide taking you on a virtual tour
  • Start out on the streets of Sicily, before heading to Rome, Venice, Padua and Verona. 
  • Exclusive access to a 360 version of our walking tour
  • Fun and interactive quiz, with prizes to be won

Other key facts & info:

Price: £5.00
60 minutes
Time: Our virtual tour of Italy runs on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 6pm. Alternatively, if you’d like to book a private party for a time that suits you, simply get in contact.
Minimum age: 
12 is recommended, although it’s ultimately up to the parent or guardian.

Group sizes: Our virtual tour of Italy can run with a minimum of one participant. However, the maximum group size is 25.

Cancellations: If for any reason you want to cancel your ticket, please do so up to 24 hours beforehand for a full refund. 

What to bring: Simply show up with a curious mind! A VR kit is not necessary.

Next steps:

Once you’re booked in, you’ll receive an email with a Zoom link. Make sure you download the Zoom app in advance. Simply select your tour and language and wait for the show to begin. If you have any questions about our virtual tour of Italy, feel free to drop us a line at any time via email or Facebook, or give us a ring.

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