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    More About “Tourist Trap” Restaurants

    by  • February 1, 2018 • Tourism, Travel • 0 Comments

    Another BBC article on avoiding “tourist trap” restaurants in Venice says that locals advise “visitors to use guide books rather than sources like TripAdvisor when looking for a restaurant in Venice.” As you may know, it’s relatively easy to scam online sites like Yelp! or TripAdvisor — read the article about the young man...

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    Save Venice

    by  • January 9, 2018 • Art, Current Events, Travel • 0 Comments

    We are hoping to be able to take all our Imagining Venice students to a Save Venice art restoration site in the city this summer. Save Venice is one of the charitable groups that regularly cleans and restores great art and architecture within the city; its administration was somewhat less-than-glowingly discussed in John Berendt’s...

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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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