• 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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    Imagining Venice Returns!

    by  • February 24, 2015

     Imagining Venice has been approved for Spring 2016! Come visit Venice with us on the 150th anniversary of its joining Italy in 1866. Professor Terry and I will be holding a very preliminary information session on Tuesday, March 10, from 11:25 am to 12:25 pm in Humanities 110, and tentative information about the trip...

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    On Their Way

    by  • June 4, 2013 • 0 Comments

    After two weeks in Italy, these students are ready to board the plane home with memories for a lifetime. Three of their number will continue on to more adventures in various European countries as their professors take two weeks to rest and vacation in the Cinque Terre. Until Italy calls us back-Arrivaderci!

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    In Verona

    by  • May 30, 2013 • 2 Comments

    Blogging here is now optional for our students, but for any friends and family who may be reading still, we took the train to Verona today. Here are most of us (the ones who didn’t immediately race off in another direction) at the very well-preserved Roman amphitheater in Verona’s historic center. Although the weather...

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    Mangi! Mangi!

    by  • May 29, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Something we were all looking forward to about coming to Italy….THE FOOD!! I was especially excited about coming to Italy for the authentic Italian food because I am Italian. Growing up, I’ve learned many recipes from my Nonna so I was excited to see where they came from. Also, growing up in a very...

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    What time does Venice open?

    by  • May 28, 2013 • 0 Comments

    This morning we had a great talk with an American woman who has been living in Venice for nineteen years. She told us all about how and when Venice had started feeling like home for her, how the Chinese have come and taken over the merchant stands and the Italians feel threatened by it,...

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    Hospital Terrors

    by  • May 28, 2013 • 0 Comments

    This trip to Venice Italy has been very memorable that is for sure. Nerves and butterflies that overwhelmed me during our check into Los Angeles have turned sour in the bitter wet cold from the Venetian breezes and sky. The ten plus hour flight drained everyone of their sanity as well as their energy....

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    The Vap App…

    by  • May 27, 2013 • 0 Comments

    ..coming to Venice soon! “The Vap App” has become a running joke for us during our stay in Venice. Short for Vaporetto, a waterbus used by the public transit system in Venice and its surrounding islands, has been the main means of transportation for us as it has been for Venetians and travelers for...

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    Cappuccino

    by  • May 27, 2013 • 0 Comments

    As we explored Venice further, we eventually found ourselves on Morano, the island made famous by its magnificent glass-blown sculptures. The streets, we had noticed, were peppered with the same pattern that seems to appear all over Venice: gift shops and expensive food. The only difference here was that Morano gift shops only offered...

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    Here we are again!

    by  • May 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The roof is leaking. The washing machine is broken. The palazzo is quiet right now. The church bells chime. The girl at the cappuccino bar is now giving us the local price for our “due cappuccini” every morning. The sun is out after a few days of the coldest May on record, acqua alta,...

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    Venice and the Coats of Many Colors

    by  • May 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Travel rule number one: bring a coat. Travel rule number two: if your forget your coat, don’t. Travel rule number three: if you seriously forgot a coat and it’s raining outside, buy a coat.       To the consumer Venice is an endless string of shopping opportunities.  But when you need something specific,...

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    Student Art

    by  • May 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

    We’ve asked our students to choose and photograph their favorite two works of art made in Venice to date, and I am posting them into a new art gallery page; I’ll keep updating it as students get their work photographed and as we complete more painting sessions.

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