My Venice Plans
I’m currently in the middle of making my plans for Venice as all of the History of Art first year, second year and some History students will be spending the whole first term back in Venice (that’s 10 whole weeks!). I have always wanted to visit Italy because I love the culture, the food and of course, the art and architecture! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I can’t wait to go!
So I thought I’d give you all some insight into all the awesome things I plan on doing and all the things there are to see in Venice! You simply can’t go to Venice without riding in a gondola across the Grand Canal so that is obviously on the list and the Rialto Bridge in itself is a beautiful place where you can take in all the views that surround you. The Gallerie dell’Accademia and The Peggy Guggenheim Collection are must-sees for any Art Historian and the Piazza San Marco, St Mark’s basilica and the Doge’s Palace are staple sights for tourists with a lot of interesting history behind them. As well as these are The Bridge of Sighs, the Torre dell’Orologio, Museo Correr and The Campanile.
Venice is also full of beautiful churches which are packed full of picturesque paintings and murals such as the Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Scuola Grande di San Rocco, San Giorgio Maggiore and San Zaccaria. Further to the South are the Dorsoduro and the Punta della Dogana di Mare. These are all on the mainland of Venice but there are also various islands to visit such asMurano which is famous for its glass, Burano which is famous for lace making.
In addition to all of this, week 6 in Venice (in which we would normally have reading week on campus) has been designated as a travel week for anyone who would like to either see more of Italy or Europe for the week. I plan to spend the week with my boyfriend as we will have been apart for the longest time in 3 years and we will have the opportunity to have 3 nights in Florence and 4 nights in Rome! I plan to see all the sights in just a few days and then return to Venice to carry on with my studies.
So all in all I am extremely excited for my future at Warwick and all around the world! Thanks for reading!