Medicine and Music in Venice

Event Details

This guided tour of Venice will be arranged around the themes of medicine and music.  The Venetian Republic was famous for its advanced healthcare system and Apothecaries were an important element of this system.  Several of the old pharmacies of Venice are preserved and we will visit several Apothecaries’ sites in the city.

Venice is the birthplace of Antonio Vivaldi and home of the world-famous opera house, La Fenice, which is performing the ballet “La Dame aux Camelias” during our visit.  We will tour the opera house and there will be the opportunity to visit a performance.

We will be staying in centrally located hotels in San Marco, with a range of room rates and types. They are arranged on four floors, served by stairs (no lift).

There will be an organised supper with wine each evening. On Sunday night, we will have a formal dinner at the Hotel Monaco on the Grand Canal.

The cost will be from £1,145 per person (not including flights or airport transfers), please see Millennium Tours booking form, both pages.

Recommended flights are British Airways from Heathrow however, if you wish to arrive early or extend your stay, or make other travel arrangements, this can be accommodated.

Our guide is a qualified tourist guide of Venice and its Lagoon. An earphone radio system (whispers) will be used.

This visit will involve plenty of walking and climbing of steps.  There are many bridges and some uneven footpaths.  Please bear this in mind when considering whether you wish to enrol on the trip.  We strongly recommend that you take out holiday insurance in case of cancellation or illness.

For more details please see the flyer here

The organiser of the visit is Prof John Schofield, email:

To obtain a booking form please contact WSA Livery Committee’s agent, Tony Giambruno, of Millennium Tours, email:  Booking will be accepted on a first come first served basis.