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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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    Venice, St. Petersburg, and the Treatment of Gays

    by  • January 30, 2013 • Current Events

    The City Council of Venice has passed a motion calling on Venice’s mayor, Giorgio Orsoni, to temporarily suspend Venice’s cooperation agreement with Russia’s second-largest city, St. Petersburg, citing the Russian city’s ban on “homosexual propaganda” and Russia’s homophobia in general, which has recently manifested as an intolerance for gay parades and demonstrations (see BBC...

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