• Venetian Food

    by  • February 17, 2018 • 0 Comments

    There are 10 essential dishes that you must try when you set foot in the beautiful city of Venice. Due to the fact that Venice is surrounded by the Adriatic Sea, Venetian food consists of a wide variety of sea creatures. If you are not a fan of seafood there are a few dishes...

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    Giacomo Casanova

    by  • February 15, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Giacomo Casanova lived from April 2, 1725 to June 4, 1798. He was an italian man who looked for adventure and often found trouble. Casanova’s biography, Historia de ma vie, is known for being one the the most authentic accounts of the European social life in the 18th century. Casanova was born in Venice...

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    Carnevale Mask Step 1

    by  • February 6, 2018 • 0 Comments

    I got to sit in the back of class while Professor Terry worked with the students on developing the foil armatures for an eventual papier-mâché Carnevale mask….  I have to say, it was pretty fun to watch!

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    Artist Imagines Venice

    by  • February 2, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Robert Jahns has a few imagined Venice photocompositions in his gallery; take a look! We’ll be talking a bit about sharks in Venice, but this is the first whale I’ve seen in Venice! Also check out his Dream Venice and Milky Venice images. I’m not sure which myth I’d associate with these images. The...

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    More About “Tourist Trap” Restaurants

    by  • February 1, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Another BBC article on avoiding “tourist trap” restaurants in Venice says that locals advise “visitors to use guide books rather than sources like TripAdvisor when looking for a restaurant in Venice.” As you may know, it’s relatively easy to scam online sites like Yelp! or TripAdvisor — read the article about the young man...

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    $1,347 Steak in Venice?

    by  • January 22, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Several Japanese students studying in Bologna visited Venice and ate at a restaurant close to St Mark’s Square where, they report, they were charged $1,347 for a steak dinner for four. Some other students reported being charged $285.79 for seafood pasta for three. Eating in the tourist areas of Venice can get pretty expensive,...

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