1) What kind of weather can I expect in Venice in August?
Average daytime temperatures in August range from high-70’s to high-80’s, but it can get cooler in the late evenings and night. Rain at this time is infrequent.
2) Can I arrive before or remain after the sojourn?
If you would like to arrive at the start location in advance or remain at the end location after the sojourn has concluded, Scholarly Sojourns can help you arrange your hotel accommodation and is often able to secure attractive rates. Please indicate these preferences to us after you have registered for a particular sojourn.
3) How much walking will be required on this sojourn?
Venice is a walking city. There are no cars or buses on the island outside of Piazzale Roma. Therefore, most of our activities will include a fair amount of walking. We suggest that all participants be comfortable walking up to a mile at a time and climbing up to three flights of stairs.
4) I am a single traveler, can you help me find a roommate?
Scholarly Sojourns will do all we can to match single travelers with a suitable roommate if they desire. But we cannot guarantee that roommates will be available. Therefore all single travelers should register as such and be prepared to pay the single traveler rate should a roommate not be identified.
5) Is this sojourn appropriate for children?
This sojourn is not appropriate for children. Young adults, however, will find the program quite enjoyable.
The works below will help to better acquaint you with the subject matter of this sojourn.
D. S. Chambers, The Imperial Age of Venice.
Robert C. Davis and Garry R. Marvin, Venice: The Tourist Maze.
F. C. Hodgson, The Early History of Venice.
Frederic C. Lane, Venice: A Maritime Republic.
Thomas F. Madden, Enrico Dandolo and the Rise of Venice.
William H. McNeill, Venice: The Hinge of Europe.
Donald M. Nicol, Byzantium and Venice.
John Julius Norwich, A History of Venice.
John Ruskin, The Stones of Venice.
The meeting point for this sojourn is the Hotel Europa & Regina in Venice. Participants making their own travel arrangements should plan to arrive between 10:00 and 16:00 on Sunday, August 23. The first official activity begins at 17:00 that day.
Optional air package from/to New York: $1,498/person
The air package includes round-trip, trans-Atlantic flight, airport transfers at the destination, and 100% travel assurance. The air package can be booked once you have registered for this sojourn and paid the deposit of $500. Scholarly Sojourns can also help arrange your travel from any US gateway.