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    Mass Tourism in Venice

    by  • July 24, 2017 • Cultural Info, Current Events, Travel

    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 • Info • 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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    In Verona

    by  • May 30, 2013 • Info • 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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    Student Art

    by  • May 26, 2013 • Info • 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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    Seppia Smiles

    by  • May 22, 2013 • For Parents, Travel • 2 Comments

    Leah and Chloe were among our more adventurous students who chose to try the Venetian specialties of spaghetti and risotto “nero di seppia,” i.e., cooked in cuttlefish ink. The general consensus among the students seemed to be that the dish tasted great but that eating black-colored food is a little psychologically disturbing.

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    Welcome to Venice!

    by  • May 20, 2013 • For Parents, Travel • 1 Comment

    Here are our students in Campo Sananzelo, just a few feet from our palazzo! They have just dropped off their bags and are headed out for their first immersive experience in Italy … buying groceries as the local supermercato. It was a good chance for them to practice reading and speaking Italian, learning the...

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