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    Torcello & Frari

    by  • May 22, 2011 • For Parents, Travel • 0 Comments

    Yesterday we took a very long day trip to the islands, starting at Murano and then going to Burano and Torcello. Many of the students chose to pay the 5 euro to see a glassblowing demonstration on Murano, as well as do the usual shopping and the not-so-usual, but expected, “making of art.” We...

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    We’ve Arrived!

    by  • May 16, 2011 • For Parents, Travel • 0 Comments

    We arrived in Venice and have settled down in our fabulous palazzo; it’s about 11:30 p.m. and all the students are settling in, taking showers, and getting ready to get up bright and early to visit Saint Mark’s square tomorrow morning.   In this first photo, all the students (except MaryBeth, who left with...

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    Hotel in Florence

    by  • February 8, 2011 • For Parents, Info, Travel • 0 Comments

    Ciao, tutti! Study Abroad has made reservations for us in Florence — we’ll be staying at the Hotel Lombardi, about 15 minutes from the Uffizi and the cathedral, according to its website. Barring last-minute changes, the room division will be 5 twins, 1 triple (gentlemen, that’s probably yours….) and two singles (professorial dibs!). And...

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    What About Berlusconi?

    by  • January 24, 2011 • Current Events, Libertine & Lewd • 0 Comments

    In our Imagining Venice class, we don’t plan to spend too much time discussing contemporary Italian politics, and our focus on social concerns will revolve more around the ways in which pollution and tourism are affecting Venice in particular. But with all of the fuss about Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that’s been showing...

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