Monthly Archives: March 2015

Day 10 – Gone with the Gondola

A much needed “late” breakfast at 8:30 this morning kickstarted the group for a full and energetic day in Venice. We took a walk from our religious house to st. Marks square and basilica and listened to the soothing sounds … Continue reading

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Day 9 – David and a trip to Murano

Cobblestone streets quickly transformed into beautiful waterways filled with gondolas and ferry boats as we made our way to Venice from Florence. We started off the day with a relaxing two hour train ride from Florence followed by a very … Continue reading

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Day 8- Sculpture and Gastronomy: The Arts of Italy

Lucky for us we began the morning at a reasonable hour, then made our way towards the Academia.  Led by Allison and Chris we successfully arrived without getting too lost for once.  After making our way through security we entered … Continue reading

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Day 7 – Stairway to Heaven

  Today was was an amazing last full day in Florence.  We started the day with an early breakfast at the convent before walking to Laboratori di Restauro Di Firenze. It was really cool – we saw the adoration of the … Continue reading

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Day 6 – Fresco Fun In Firenze

Our first day in Florence was a success! We started off at the Palazzo Vecchio, where we had a fresco painting lesson. After creating our own masterpieces, we split up into groups for lunch. Our group found a shop that … Continue reading

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Day 5 – Galileo gizmos and gadgets

Goodbye Rome, Hello Florencre! This morning we left our convent in Rome and started to make our way to the metro station.  Today was our easiest journey through the metro and we all made it off at the right stop, … Continue reading

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Day 4 – Sunday mass and Ostia Antica

At the beginning of the day, about half of us decided to go to mass at Saint Peters Basilica. We had already seen the Basilica at night, but it was even prettier in the morning with the light streaming through … Continue reading

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