• First day in Venice!

    by  • May 15, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Today was our first day out in the beautiful city of Venice.The first stops for our trip were in Piazza San Marco to see the Basilica di San Marco and then walk through the Doge’s Palace. As we were walking from our palazzo to our destination there were many little details about the city...

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    Weary But Here!

    by  • May 14, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Despite some flight delays, everybody arrived safely at last. Because some of the students got into Venice too late to go to the local grocery store, we ended up grabbing a quick dinner close to our palazzo. Here are all our students and, front right, our fantastic CIEE in-country contact, Elena, who meet them...

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    The Doge: Rules and Restrictions to Rule

    by  • April 9, 2018 • 0 Comments

    The doge was revered as the highest official of Venice for more than a thousand years. His responsibility was not to himself but for the republic of Venice. He played an important role, being both a symbol of the Venetian state and sovereignty. The office originated when it was under the ruling of the...

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    The Charming History of Burano Lace

    by  • March 19, 2018 • 0 Comments

    With the decadence surrounding Venice throughout its history, fine goods have become an important part of Venetian culture, especially in their craftsmanship. One such luxury commodity is the exquisite and complex art form of Burano Lace. This lace, too, has a rich history. The most famous legend explaining the tradition of lace-making on the...

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