Palazzo Ducale

    A history of the Lagoon and the City

    September 26, 2015 – February 14, 2016
    Palazzo Ducale, Doge’s Apartment

Doge's Palace

WATER AND FOOD IN VENICE. A history of the Lagoon and the City

Activities for School

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The City and its Lagoon: a multi-faceted history


26 September 2015 – 14 February 2016
Doge’s Palace, The Doge’s Apartments


This exhibition examines the complex network of food sources that Venice developed over the centuries in order to survive and prosper. Sponsored by the UNESCO office and site “Venice and its Lagoon”, together with EXPO 2015, the show is made up of five sections that offer comprehensive coverage of life within the lagoon from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century.

Historic maps, paintings and engravings are combined with an innovative digital and multidisciplinary approach that makes use of virtual-reality reconstructions and video projections onto three-dimensional models of the lagoon. The whole forms a fascinating visit to the Venice of the time, highlighting the unique nature of the city and the constant efforts its inhabitants had to make in order to create the place we know now.

Guided tours, intended for either primary school children or those in the lower or upper classes of secondary school, are led by the researchers from the Venice Architecture Faculty who actually worked on preparing the exhibition.

Period: from 26 September 2015 to 14 February 2016
Length: 2 hours:
Language: Italian or English


All the activities require prior booking on the site using the new Ticketlandia platform created in collaboration with Trient Consulting Group, available for users starting from September 15th.

The service is then confirmed once the activity has been paid for, which should occur at least one month prior to the expected visit. “Last minute” bookings may be made, depending upon the availability of the museum spaces and those supplying the services. Obviously, booking in good time guarantees one obtains the service and activity desired.

No payments are refundable. In cases of justified necessity, the date of the visit can be modified, dependant upon the dates and times still available.

For further information:
Telephone: ++39 0412700370 (9.30-12.30 Monday to Friday; Tuesdays and Thursday, also 2pm to 4pm)


80 euro for a class of up to 25 students and thereafter 4 euros per student
(for example, a class of 22 or 25 students: 80 euro; of 26 students: 80+4 euro, and so on)


the cost of admission to the museum itself.

  • For the museums and the exhibition Water and Food The City and its Lagoon: a multi-faceted history at the Doge’s Palace, there is a special Offerta Scuola reduction, plus free admission for two accompanying teachers. Admission is also free for those resident or born in Venice and for the disabled who are accompanied.There is free Whisper audio equipment for the activities in the Doge’s Palace.The Offerta Scuola reductions:
    The “Offerta Scuola” reductions::
  • Doge’s Palace + Correr Museum: €5.5 (this gives also gives admission to the public rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana and the Museo Archelogico Nazionale)