An update from Italy, with snapshots

Prof. Christine Style of Arts and Visual Design reports back that, midway through their study-abroad experience in Italy, the UW-Green Bay delegation of students, faculty and staff members is having a wonderful (and enlightening) time.

Their headquarters are kitchen-equipped apartments in the heart of the city of Florence near their art studios and the historic San Marco church complex. They’ve visited the city’s Uffizi art museum (among the oldest in the world), the fabled Duomo church dating to 1296, and other great art and historic sites. They recently wrapped up a quick two days in Rome — seeing the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and St. Peter’s and more — before heading by train to Venice. Also in store is a trip to the scenic (and often-painted and photographed) seaside mountain village of Riomaggiore on Italy’s northwest coast. Day-to-day activities include lectures on food, fashion or Italian culture arranged by the partner institution, the Santa Reparata International School of Art.  The Italy travel course runs June 3 through July 3.

Photos here included a posed shot outside the Santa Reparata school, at a student apartment building, and at the famous Ponte Vechhio arch bridge over the Arno River — the 14th century structure still houses shops and art galleries on the span.

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