• Venice and the Coats of Many Colors

    by  • May 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Travel rule number one: bring a coat. Travel rule number two: if your forget your coat, don’t. Travel rule number three: if you seriously forgot a coat and it’s raining outside, buy a coat.       To the consumer Venice is an endless string of shopping opportunities.  But when you need something specific,...

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    Student Art

    by  • May 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

    We’ve asked our students to choose and photograph their favorite two works of art made in Venice to date, and I am posting them into a new art gallery page; I’ll keep updating it as students get their work photographed and as we complete more painting sessions.

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    Me? A tourist? Ummm no.

    by  • May 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Compared to the other tourists, who come to the lagoon fresh off the boat, I feel staying on the island has given me more of an insight into the city as well as its culture. For example I have learned what cuisine is native to the island and what is placed on the menu...

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    Esplorare la Magica Città di Venezia

    by  • May 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Today was an exploratory day for me in Venice. The morning started out with the group to visit the San Sebastiano church to see the Veronese artwork, which was absolutely beautiful; I found myself staring at the ceiling and all the decorations for a good half hour. Afterword, the group ventured over to a...

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    Prego?

    by  • May 24, 2013 • 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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    Rain Adventures en Venezia

    by  • May 24, 2013 • 2 Comments

      Today our group had the opportunity to take a vacation away from our vacation with today’s rain.Since our lovely professoressas were able to predict that today would be a rainy day, we canceled our original plans of visiting Burano, Murano,and Torcello and were able to get a little bit of a later start...

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    Behind the Curtain

    by  • May 23, 2013 • 2 Comments

    This morning, upon returning from our mandatory cappucino at the Bar Spritz a few streets down from our palazzo, a student reports that her sore throat has turned into an earache, and should she go to the hospital? Now, I’ve been to the ospedale in Venice, myself, and I received prompt, courteous, and cost-effective...

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    Venice Inc.

    by  • May 23, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Oh Venice, venezia, the great floating fortress, the lady of the sea, how I adore and hate you all at once. Your lands are beautiful, your buildings are majestic, your art is marvelous, but boy have you let yourself go. The great power you once were is long gone with no other choice but...

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    Venice Culture Shock

    by  • May 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Day two in Venice, this is so surreal. This is probably the furthest out of my comfort zone that I have ever been. I’m surrounded by a different language in a completely different culture. I haven’t seen a car in three days. And although I am in complete culture shock as well as still...

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