• Mass Tourism in Venice

    by  • July 24, 2017

    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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    Imagining Venice is Back in Spring 2018!

    by  • June 14, 2017 • 0 Comments

    I’m happy to announce that Professor Spehar-Fahey and I will be offering Imagining Venice again in Spring 2018! ART/COMM 285 fulfills the Participatory Art requirement for CORE 21 and will be offered Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:25-2:05 p.m. You can take the course for either Art or Communication units — take ART 285 for the...

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    Filming Casanova in Venice

    by  • April 4, 2015

    The last time we went to Venice, we had a chance to talk to travel writer, blogger, and Venice resident Erla Zwingle, whose blog Venice: I Am Not Making This Up gives a non-native resident’s loving, wry, frustrated, and melancholy view of this beautiful city, its residents, and its perpetual mismanagement. In one of...

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    On Their Way

    by  • June 4, 2013 • 0 Comments

    After two weeks in Italy, these students are ready to board the plane home with memories for a lifetime. Three of their number will continue on to more adventures in various European countries as their professors take two weeks to rest and vacation in the Cinque Terre. Until Italy calls us back-Arrivaderci!

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    In Verona

    by  • May 30, 2013 • 2 Comments

    Blogging here is now optional for our students, but for any friends and family who may be reading still, we took the train to Verona today. Here are most of us (the ones who didn’t immediately race off in another direction) at the very well-preserved Roman amphitheater in Verona’s historic center. Although the weather...

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