Check out the link to the Venice Programme Video which manages to show how great the Venice term really is, without even a mention of Grom icecream, terse exchanges about change in Billa and bottles of 3 euro prosecco.
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If you’ve been to Venice you’ve undoubtedly spotted some graffiti as you explore the city. On my last visit there was certainly evidence that in some areas vandalism was being cleaned up, especially along the main tourist routes.
There is one particular tag that stands out to me, that of a bird wearing the traditional mask worn by doctors during the plague.
Have you spotted these birds? I wonder who they belong to.
The Venice term ends a couple of weeks before Christmas, by which time Venice is already looking festive. As the nights get longer, misty Venice looks beautiful with its Christmas lights and festive shop windows. Here are some of my favourite shots of Venice, taken just before the end of term.
Christmas trees go on sale a week before Warwick students head home. Locals pick a tree up just off Rio Tera de la Madalena in Cannaregio.
The Chorus Pass gains you entry into lots of Venice’s beautiful churches. Save a few to visit in December, as each church has its own Nativity scene. This Nativity scene was part of collection found just off Calle Scuola and free to see.
Christmas lights make the Rialto Bridge look festive.
Panettone pop up everywhere in the last couple of weeks of term! A delicious Italian, Christmas treat, a slice of Panettone goes perfectly with a cup of tea. The Billa Panettone is only a couple of euros and very tasty, it should be the staple to any Venice student’s diet at the end of term!
Head to Saint Mark’s Square to enjoy the lights reflected on the Campanile.
The last picture isn’t of Venice, but Treviso. Only ten minutes away on the train, Treviso makes for a lovely day out before Christmas. Find the amazing deli in the town centre for incredible spices, herbs and of course Panettone.
Have a very Merry Christmas, whether in Venice or the rest of the world!