Ciao e Benvenuti!
Welcome to the Renaissance, where humanism has brought light and spirit into places of rigor and isolation. Likewise, at Ca’ d’Oro Renaissance Salon games are played, music is heard, ideas are discussed, perspectives debated, refreshments are served, and the arts & sciences of the 14th – 16th centuries are taught.
The Ca’ d’Oro Renaissance Salon hosts the Late Period Life (LPL) class area of Gulf Wars and is located near the food court and the Sable & Gules Theatre. Ca’ d’Oro offers a variety of activities focused on Western Europe post-1300 life. In addition to the clases there is the La Bella Donna Historical Apothecary, Gaming Tables, and the Enchanted Ground area. There will be an artisan solar, open gaming each day from 12noon to 1pm, enchanted ground persona play from 4pm to 5pm daily, and an Italian Social on Friday from 5pm to 9pm.
The class track for Gulf Wars XXIV consists of fashion (Tudor and Italian), heraldry (silk banner making, submissions, achievements, and using software for consultations), games (playing cards, bocce, primiera, calculi, gluckhaus, backgammon, and more), historical toilette (perfume, hygiene, and beauty products for men and women), and informational demos during open hours.
There will be a silent auction to benefit future LPL class areas, and LPL Pavilion improvements. The silent auction will open Sunday at 9am. There will also be a period luncheon on Italian Day (Friday) where participants are served an authentic Italian mid-day feast.
Italian Day (Friday) is our theme day for Gulf Wars XXIV and is sponsored by the Italian Apothecary. There will be Italian focused classes all day, a mid-day feast, and an Italian Social to finish the evening. We hope to see all the Italian personae there on Friday! Visit the Ca’ d’Oro Renaissance Salon blog for class and demo schedules and event updates.
We couldn’t offer such a great class schedule without help from wonderfully talented and dedicated volunteers. Thank you to all the great teachers and staff that support this endeavor to bring a Late Period Life area to Gulf Wars.
Signora Onorata Giata M. Alberti
Ca’ d’Oro Renaissance Salon Coordinator