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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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    Class is Soon to Begin!

    by  • January 17, 2013 • Class Prep, For Parents, Travel

    We’re sending out the acceptance letters for Imagining Venice today! In the meantime, we have also secured our hotels in Verona and Florence.  In Verona, we will be staying in Hotel Verona, and in Florence, Hotel Pensione Ferretti.  As you already know, we’ll be living in the lovely Palazzo degli Angeli while we’re in...

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