So here I am for my last blog post... sorry to say I will not be journeying on to Rome with the group, I am headed back to JFK with those students that are heading there as well.... maybe I can convince Julia and Jacopo to throw some blog pages up while in Rome! If not, well then you will hear from your kids first hand how amazing Rome is. We had a fabulous 2 full days here in Venice. We arrived late Friday. Saturday half went to the beach here on Lido Island, and toured around, and half headed to Venice with other staff to see the Accademia, a Modern Art Museum and other fabulous sights! I was the lucky one to relax in Lido with some of the kids. The beach was FABULOUS.
The water felt so great on my tired feet!
Today, Sunday, our day began with a ferry ride over to Murano, an island here in Venice that is known for the beautiful artistry of blown glass. The stores were chalk full or gorgeous things to see and buy! we were able to attend a demonstration which showed us how it's done. The kids were quite impressed and a very captive audience.
Jacopo took the some students to see Doge Palace while others took the opportunity to explore on their own and do some shopping. It was very hot and those ocean breezes were really appreciated. Our afternoon was complete with Gondola rides! the kids looked so cute sailing away. I tried to get some pics but those Gondolas went faster than I expected!
Slow day to be a Gondolier???
And finally I'll end with a great picture of the whole gang that came to Venice with us. What a fantastic group of kids! I have enjoyed my time with them very much! Enjoy the rest of your summer :)
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Arrivederci - Goodbye