The Merchant of Venice Perfume Museum Visit

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Duration 1 hours 30 minutes
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activity level Moderate
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availability
availability 01 Dec 2020 - 21 Nov 2021
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The Merchant of Venice fragrances recall the ancient Venetian Perfuming Art, narrated in the Museum of Perfume in Palazzo Mocenigo, located in the heart of Venice.

The section dedicated to perfume develops through a path of six exhibition halls. Starting from the presentation of cosmetic history, particularly focused on the role of Venice, it presents original instruments, historical artefacts, texts, precious documents and an extraordinary collection of perfume bottles – real jewels of ancient craftsmanship. Among these rooms, the history of the Venetian perfumery, with its origins and its development, is unveiled, with particular attention paid to the role of the merchants of the city and to the precious raw materials transported from the East throughout the West.

The Merchant of Venice line is inspired by the “Mude,” the maritime trade routes that covered a very large area from Asia to Africa, and on to Europe as far as the Northern Seas. The “Mude” started from Venice and reached many different harbours, which in turn were the destination of other commercial routes. These ports were the exchange centres for raw materials and finished products. This system enabled the Republic of Venice to acquire the knowledge and raw materials that it could not have otherwise directly attained from within its own mainland. Through master craftsmen such as the muschieri (perfumers) and the saoneri (soap makers), new techniques of production were invented that made the Venetian perfumes and cosmetics highly sought-after products in all the royal courts of Europe.

duration
Duration 1 hours 30 minutes
availability 01 Dec 2020 - 21 Nov 2021
activity level Moderate
stay Required

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  • This Local Experience must be booked at least 1 day(s) in advance.
  • This Local Experience is valid from 01-Dec-2020 to 21-Nov-2021 inclusive and must be booked in conjunction with a reservation at the associated hotel.
  • This Local Experience is for the redeeming Member only. There are no additional costs for the member.
  • Access to this Local Experience may be subject to availability and last-minute changes.
  • Transport is not required in order to redeem this Local Experience.
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  • This is a non-smoking Local Experience.
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