Venice Day 7: Calm Mornings, Ciao, & Ca’ d’Oro

June 10, 2017 Saturday This was a day for sleeping in late and relaxing. I stayed in bed until probably 11:15 am when the cleaning woman knocked on my door and wanted to check that the room was empty. I opened the door while still in my pajamas and half asleep, and there was an … Continue reading Venice Day 7: Calm Mornings, Ciao, & Ca’ d’Oro

Venice Day 5: Movies, Munching, and Meandering

June 8, 2017 Thursday I began the day with my usual scrambled eggs, bread and meat, and espresso, then I scrambled to class for 9 am. Because it was Thursday, we were watching a movie. Before the movie began, my friend Iulia gave a short presentation on some key features of the film that we … Continue reading Venice Day 5: Movies, Munching, and Meandering

Venice Day 4: La Salute, Splitting Up, and Sunny Skies

June 7, 2017 Wednesday I started the day with class, per usual, and we discussed Henry James's "The Grand Canal." After the academic part of the day ended at 12 pm, my whole class, including the professor, took the 12:50 vaporetto to the San Zaccaria stop to begin a sort of field trip. Now, the … Continue reading Venice Day 4: La Salute, Splitting Up, and Sunny Skies

Venice Day 3- Churches, Canals, & Cantina do Spade

June 6, 2017 - Tuesday As usual, I started the day by waking up around eight and heading to breakfast for 8:30. I had my usual (or as usual as the past 2 days has been) breakfast of scrambled eggs, Italian bread with ham, and a double espresso. Our group made it to class for … Continue reading Venice Day 3- Churches, Canals, & Cantina do Spade

Venice Day 2: Sun, Spritzes, and Strolling through Streets

June 5, 2017 Monday Today was my first day of class, so  I had to be up early. I woke up around 7:45 am, got ready for the day, then headed down to breakfast with my roommates. The restaurant place where we ate is pretty much right below us in our building, so it wasn't … Continue reading Venice Day 2: Sun, Spritzes, and Strolling through Streets

Venice Day 1: Stepping off & Sightseeing in San Servolo

For the next month, I will be in Italy learning about the culture and taking a class on literature about Venice at the International University in Venice. As a way to preserve my memories and experiences, I decided to write them down in a travel diary along with the many pictures I will invariably take. … Continue reading Venice Day 1: Stepping off & Sightseeing in San Servolo