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Subject: So. Studies/Sciences: Geography/Cultures

Exploring the World Series: Europe

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Italy 2: An Introduction to Venice (cc)

Italy  2: An Introduction to Venice (cc)

Venice was founded in 1421 A.D. and remains today an architectural wonderland; it has 3 large bridges, including the Ponte dei Sospiri (the Bridge of Sighs), the Ponte Rialto, and the Ponte Accademia that span the Grand Canal, the main street that sweeps through the heart of the city. We learn that gondolas first appeared in the 11th century; today they are romantic icons, yet once these unusual boats were essential for the transportation of goods. At St Mark's Square, the Doge's Palace marks the entrance to this center of political and religious life, while Basilica San Marco, a Byzantine cathedral built in the 11th century and known for its beautiful mosaics and carvings, is the most famous landmark in the square and originally served as the Doge's private chapel. Just north of we visit the island of Murano to watch glass-blowing artisans employ their Venetian glass-making techniques at the Mazzega Glass Factory; then to the picturesque island of Burano, which has been inhabited since Roman times and is famous for needle lace-making lace that dates back to the 15th century. 03/09DE Closed-Captioned IJSCA 15 min.

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