Everyone enjoyed this cultural and inspirational trip....
On the 11 February, 19 of us travelled to Venice from Luton airport. We had an early start and arrived in Venice at around lunch time. Once we arrived, we went by water taxi to our hotel.
During our time in Venice we visited St Mark’s Square and St Mark’s Basilica. We went inside the Basilica, where there were amazing views over Venice from the top. We also attended a mask making workshop at Camacana mask making; this was the highlight of our trip as we really enjoyed learning about the importance of masks and disguise in Venetian culture, and then putting our artistic skills to test, making and designing our own masks.
On the third day of the trip we travelled to Verona for the day. We visited the Arena di Verona; an impressive Roman structure, where we took lots of photos from the top of the landscape. We also visited the house of Juliet, which was very busy as it was Valentine’s weekend! In the evening we went to the Concerto Filharmonca. First we went to a talk about the music, however the talk was all in Italian. But as linguists, we did our best to understand parts of what was being said. We were amazed by the violinist; a 17 year old who had played solo concerts all over the world. The music was spectacular, and we all had a wonderful evening.
On our final day, despite the rain, we walked to the Teatro Fenice. The theatre had previously been burnt down, however it had been renovated with state of the art facilities, and decorated in lots of gold leaf to replicate the original design. We were all stunned by the amazing architecture.
We all had a fantastic time in Venice, and would like to thank Mrs Bott, Mrs Rose, Mrs Buxton-Thomas and Mr Tang for the wonderful experiences, and memories to cherish.
More photos on the gallery here