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Subject: So. Studies/Sciences: Geography/Cultures

Exploring the World Series: Europe

"Highly Recommended! This is a colossal series that viewers will want to watch again and again; it is filled with insight, and the appeal of each destination is clearly defined." -CITC Review
Filmed entirely on location, featuring world-famous attractions to lesser-known hideaways, various hosts and tour Click for more

Italy 3: Venice - An Italian Treasure

"Recommended. Highlights include wonderful views of the interior and exterior of the Basilica St. Marco, a history of Venice's famous gondola, and a visit to the glass factories on the island of Murano. Clips focus on the cafe culture and food of Venice, as well as lace-making on the island of Burano." -EMRO Review
Venice is certainly one of the world's most amazing cities. With 400 bridges that span 114 canals, with over 12 million yearly visitors, it could be almost overwhelming. But seen through the experienced eyes of Jake and Mieke deBoer, Venice, with all it's culture, art and history, is a magnificent place to discover. First, we travel by gondola on the Grand Canal, the great waterway which divides the city into two halves, and learn of these unique boats; then we visit the most popular destination in Venice, the Piazza San Marco, better known as St. Mark's Square. Also we view the Bridge of Sighs, whose name was actually invented in the 19th Century when Lord Byron wrote that the bridge's name was inspired by the sighs of condemned prisoners as they were led through it to the executioner. Venice is only one of several island-and-canal cities in the Veneto lagoons. The deBoers guide viewers first to Murano, the historic center of Venice's millennia-old glass trade, to watch glass-blowing artisans employ their Venetian glass-making techniques. Then they travel to the more distant island of Burano, famed for its needle lace-making lace that dates back to the 15th century, a spin-off of the more prosaic tradition of weaving fishnets. 03/09DE IJSCA 30 min.

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