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Hidden Treasure in Pitigliano by Amanda Shaheen

Upon walking down the stairs to the excavated area, the visitor can immediately sense what life must have been like in the ghetto.

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Tuesday, 19 July 2022 by Alison Doyle

There will be bits of information and photos and stories that work their way into my classroom and life for years to come.

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Florence Blog by Mike Fratangelo

These were the streets that Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci themselves walked!

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July 20th 2022 by Amy Seelbaugh

Standing in the Piazza Farnese, we saw two fountains with ancient stone basins that were recycled from Roman baths from the 2nd or 3rd century, one of the best examples of a Renaissance palace built in the 16th century, and a 21st century art exhibit: a trompe l’oeil installation that beautifully covers the scaffolding used for renovation

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Blog post July 16th by Marque Marry

The inside was overwhelming with famous art from artists such as Michelangelo,  Leonardo da Vinci, and Botticelli. The pieces such as The Birth of Venus, Primavera, The Annunciation, and Doni Tondo were awe inspiring in detail

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Florence and Siena- Taking Time For Conversation by Amy Wilson

it will not be a marble statue or a beautiful painting I will remember about this place, but the open conversations and willing hearts of the people who have shared of themselves in order to give me a better understanding of the Jewish world

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Day 4: What Bologna Asks Us? by Kate Lukaszewicz

Quando comincia la storia? “When does history begin?,” asks the Jewish Museum of Bologna.

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Discovering Italy: July 15th by Melody Meadows 

In “Ulysses” Alfred, Lord Tennyson said, “I am a part of all that I have met.” Every experience we have a humans shapes us and makes us who we are.

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Venice by Avi Ben Hur

My senses were overloaded by so much wealth and power that was concentrated for centuries in the hands of a small city-state on the northern edge of the Adriatic sea.

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Discovering Italy: Crossroads of Culture, Heritage and History Italy Day 2: Padua and Ferrara

Padua is a very ancient city with roots that reach far back into antiquity.  It is home to a famous university that at one point was the only one to accept Jewish students.

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Discovering Italy: Crossroads of Culture, Heritage and History: Venice July 12th by Meg Frank

We learned that at the time the synagogues were built in the 16th century, Jews were not permitted to be architects so they were designed by Christians.

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Ghetto Wall- Warsaw by Starlo Galetta

I learned her hopes and dreams and it seemed I knew her.

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