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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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    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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    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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    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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