In October 2018, we took 45 students to Venice as part of their Geography and Art residential overseas study trip. Students spent 4 days exploring Venice and Verona.
Whilst in Venice, the students studied the Venice tidal barrier as part of their Geography unit. The barrier has been designed to mitigate the rising sea levels that threaten the city, and protect it from damaging storm surges. Students attended a private lecture by the company responsible for the construction of the barrier and visited the barrier itself by boat.
As part of their Art studies students visited the world renown Peggy Guggenheim museum which houses some of the finest artwork in the world from the likes of Pollock, Mattise and Picasso. They also visited the inspiring contemporary Punta Della Dogana and Palazzo Grassi art museums.
Time was also allocated to explore the amazing city with its intricate canals, bridges and streets including a guided tour of the Doges palace. On day three, students spent a day exploring the ancient city of Verona, visiting the Roman amphitheater and arena as well as the famous Romeo and Juliet’s balcony. On the final day, students visited the islands of the Venetian lagoon, notably Murano famous for its handmade glass and Burano for its lace. A fantastic educational and cultural experience!