Following Marco Polo

From Florence, we took the train to Venice. Our studies this week are the travels of Marco Polo. Stepping off the train, we found ourselves facing the Grand Canal. A vaporetto (water bus) took us around the canals to our new apartment. A plate of ham, cheese and bread fortified us for the journey ahead.

We spent an afternoon creating our own Venetian masks with an art class at Ca’macana. The instructor talked with us about the history of masks in Venice, and then we tried our hand at making our own. A fair effort for all of us!

Our reading this weekend: Marco Polo, by Demi (an ebook), and this:

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