• Here we are again!

    by  • May 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The roof is leaking. The washing machine is broken. The palazzo is quiet right now. The church bells chime. The girl at the cappuccino bar is now giving us the local price for our “due cappuccini” every morning. The sun is out after a few days of the coldest May on record, acqua alta,...

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    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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