• Tourist Behavior

    by  • December 6, 2017 • 0 Comments

    (Click on this post’s title to see the video link!) PBS just ran another article about tourists behaving badly in Venice. None of you will do that, right? I was interested to hear that anyone jumping into the canal gets fined €450 on the spot! The canals of Venice are streets, not swimming spots…....

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    Deadline is Looming!

    by  • October 26, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Don’t forget, you need to hand in your applications to Study Abroad by Nov. 1! Professor Terry Spehar-Fahey and I will be going over the applications later that week or over the weekend, so that Study Abroad can notify students as soon as possible. If you want to talk to both of us at...

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    Mass Tourism in Venice

    by  • July 24, 2017

    A recent Guardian article discusses Venetians’ disgust with the thousands of people being disgorged by tourist ships each day on their little city. One local, Luciano Bortot, said, “…the problem now is the mass tourism, the people who come for just a few hours and see nothing – it’s as much of a nightmare...

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    Imagining Venice is Back in Spring 2018!

    by  • June 14, 2017 • 0 Comments

    I’m happy to announce that Professor Spehar-Fahey and I will be offering Imagining Venice again in Spring 2018! ART/COMM 285 fulfills the Participatory Art requirement for CORE 21 and will be offered Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:25-2:05 p.m. You can take the course for either Art or Communication units — take ART 285 for the...

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    Filming Casanova in Venice

    by  • April 4, 2015

    The last time we went to Venice, we had a chance to talk to travel writer, blogger, and Venice resident Erla Zwingle, whose blog Venice: I Am Not Making This Up gives a non-native resident’s loving, wry, frustrated, and melancholy view of this beautiful city, its residents, and its perpetual mismanagement. In one of...

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