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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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    Prego?

    by  • May 24, 2013 • Cultural Info, Student Travel Journal, Travel • 0 Comments

    Arriving in a foreign country you are not completely sure what the experience is going to be like. For the first couple of days I can only describe my encounters as awkward. Sitting at our first meal in Venice Italy, Chelsea, Sara, and I found ourselves asking many questions about our mannerisms: do we...

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    Venice: Beautiful in Any Light

    by  • May 21, 2013 • Art, Critique, Cultural Info, Decadent, Dying, Famous People, History, Info, Libertine & Lewd, Mercantile & Rich, Student Travel Journal, Travel • 0 Comments

    First Impressions My senses are completely overwhelmed. Venice is so beautiful that I cannot stop gushing about it to my peers. The light here is not like any I have seen before. It is dazzling and makes the bright colors of the buildings, the architecture, and the statuary even more inspiring. The decay, evident...

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    Gondolas in Venice

    by  • April 17, 2013 • Cultural Info, History, Info, Student Essay, Travel

    Introduction Venice is known as the city built on water.  Along with the Grand Canal, there are approximately 400 foot bridges and 170 boat canals connecting the 118 islands that make up Venice.  Without gondolas it would take a lot of foot travel to get to certain places, and some places might not even...

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    Titian: “The Sun Amidst Small Stars”

    by  • March 20, 2013 • Art, Cultural Info, Famous People, History, Info, Student Essay

    Titian was one the most important painters of the sixteenth century and the most famous painter of the Venetian school due to his versatility and innovative techniques. His mastery included portraiture, pastoral landscapes, tragic scenes from mythological stories, and religious subjects. Titian’s Life: Around 1490 Tiziano Vicellio (Titian in English) was born to Gregorio...

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    Canaletto

    by  • March 13, 2013 • Art, Cultural Info, Famous People, History, Info, Student Essay, Travel

      Canaletto, born in October of 1697, was a famous Venetian painter known predominantly for his ability to capture the wonderful landscapes and architecture of Venice during the 18th Century. Although his birth name was Giovanni Antonio Canal, his painter’s name (Canaletto) was derived from the Venetian canals that consistently appeared in his work....

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