Venice is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is situated across a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges, of which there are 400. The islands are located in the shallow Venetian Lagoon, an enclosed bay that lies between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers. Parts of Venice are renowned for the beauty of their settings, their architecture, and artwork. The lagoon and a part of the city are listed as a World Heritage Site. With its historic buildings and gorgeous canals, Venice is one of Italy’s most famous attractions. Sometimes called the “Queen of the Adriatic” or the “City of Water,” Venice offers its visitors an unforgettable experience. Through this Field Learning activity, students will become familiar with the history of Venice, explore its beautiful palaces and basilicas, and gain a taste of authentic Venetian culture.
Early departure from Florence to Venice. Walking tour and guided visit of main sites (including Piazza San Marco and Santa Maria della Salute). Free time. Return to Florence in the early evening.
The activity includes:
- Round-trip transportation
- Entry fees and guided visit of selected sites
- Field learning staff on-site
The activity does not include:
- Meals not listed above
- Entrance fees or costs associated to sites/activities visited on own
- Familiarize with the history of Venice and of the Veneto region
- Assess the achievements of the Renaissance outside of Florence
- Gain a broader knowledge of food and products that are unique to the Italian territory, history, and culture
- Increase critical thinking, especially in relation to the role tourism plays in marketing the history, food, and culture of Italy
- Develop team-building and collaborative skills
- Increase awareness of cultural similarities/ differences
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