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!
CA’ D’ORO ONLINE CLASS SCHEDULE
Go to this link for the living Google Documents schedule for the Salon, which will be updated daily at Gulf Wars:
Click here to see the online schedule for details.
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:
11AM – 12PM — WEIRD MEDICAL TREATMENTS
1PM – 2PM — APOTHECARY & HERBALISM 101
2PM – 3PM — HOW TO PLAY BOCCE BALL
4PM-6PM — WHAT IS ENCHANTED GROUND?
10AM – 11AM — PERIOD COSMETICS, HAIR & HYGIENE
10AM – 1PM — TOSTEN’S POTS COOKING IN CLAY CLASS/ DEMO
3PM – 4PM — FASHION SHOW SOCIAL
4PM – 5PM — BONSAI: HISTORY AND BASICS
8:30PM – 10:30PM — GAMES OF CHANCE
10AM – 11AM — BEGINNING ELIZABETHAN RAISED EMBROIDERY
11PM – 12PM — NERI KOH: INCENSE BALLS
3PM – 4PM — CHIVALRY & COURTLY BEHAVIOR Q&A
2PM – 3:30 — ITALIAN LAYERS AND PATTERNING CLASS
4PM – 5PM — ROMAN ROUND TABLE
10AM – 5PM — 2 COOKING DEMOS: SAUSAGE AND SCAPPI
12PM – 2PM — CHIVALRY ACADEMY PT 1 OF 3
3PM – 4:30PM — BEGINNING BOBBIN LACEMAKING
4PM – 5PM — LATIN SMACK TALK
10AM – UNTIL — INTERKINGDOM BOCCE BALL TOURNAMENT
11AM – 12PM — BASIC ITALIAN HEMSTITCH
2PM – 3PM — PERIOD FOOD PRESERVATION 101
8PM – 9PM — VINCE CONAWAY
10AM – 2PM — BOCCE BALL POPULACE TOURNAMENT
1PM – 3PM STYLE OF ELEONORA DI TOLEDO
6PM – UNTIL — ITALIAN PERSONAE SOCIAL