Renaissance Village

The Renaissance Village is a Gulf Wars department and class area where we explore the Renaissance period through an immersive environment dedicated to history across Europe, Africa, and Asia. The Renaissance Village at Gulf Wars aims to foster scholarship within the various avenues of study within the Renaissance era which found its humble beginnings in 12th-century Italy and ignited again in the 14th-century before spreading northward through western Europe revolutionizing life and culture into the 16th-century and paving the way for the later Enlightenment period. The Salon offers a wide array of classes ranging from health & hygiene, fashion, general political history, social history, material culture, gender, economic, and military history as well as hosting special events and artisan demos.

In short, the Renaissance Village is a collection of period pavilions where artisans & scholars can demonstrate, share, and teach their particular skills & knowledge. We invite everyone to come by and see what’s happening any day – visitors, observers, and questions are always welcome!


Go to this link for the living Google Documents schedule for the Salon, which will be updated daily at Gulf Wars:

Link will be updated to reflect the 2020 schedule when available.

The Renaissance Village hosts an immersive A&S experience and is located on Laurel Lane across from the Theatre. Formerly known as Ca’ d’Oro Salon, the Renaissance Village offer a variety of classes and demos focused on Renaissance life across Western Europe and it’s cultural contacts in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. In addition to offering over 50 classes, we host a period Apothecary, dedicated period cooking area, Interkingdom Bocce Ball Tournament, Lacemaking pavilion, an Orient Lounge, the Ca’ d’Oro Italian Salon, a Japanese area, and an Enchanted Ground area. There will be bocce ball and socializing at the main pavilion daily, and an Italian Personae Social on Friday from 6–9 PM.

This coming Gulf Wars we have grown from just 1 period pavilion with 30 classes for the week to over 60 classes and demos across 5 pavilions, an outdoor cooking area, and two bocce ball fields! Our classes, demos, socials, and other activities will run on the following tracks located in dedicated places at the Renaissance Village Department:

  • Ca’ d’Oro Salon Regent Pavilion

Daily socializing and department information

  • Lace Pavilion

Lacemaking and more

  • Orient Lounge

Tea Time, period games, and library hours

  • Apothecary Pavilion

Demos and classes

  • Outdoor Cooking Area

Demos and classes

  • Event Tent 30×30

Ca’ d’Oro Ball & Social, Musical Concerts, Italian Personae Social, Roman Area, Japanese Area, and Enchanted Ground!

  • 2 Bocce Ball Courts & Dayshade

Interkingdom Bocce Ball Tournament & Populace Bocce Ball Tournament plus open play opportunities all week

Our schedule is available at this link and will be updated daily at war with additions in green and cancellations in red:

Link will be updated to reflect the 2020 schedule when available.

Schedule Highlights: