Year 9 and 10 students went to Venice to learn about the history of the merchant trade and the architecture of this unique place. They enjoyed fantastic photography view points on every corner and soaking up the spirit of Venezia.


They had a visit to the Doge’s Palace, walking through the grand rooms, acres of paintings and gold leaf. We made our way through to the dungeons of Venice, taking in the prisoners’ last glimpse of freedom through the Bridge of Sighs.

We strolled through St Mark’s Square to the Musee Correr to see the fantastic marble sculptures. We enjoyed our picnic lunch in a quiet square before making our way to the academia gallery, and the Peggy Guggenheim foundation – with views across the grand Canal.

Our second day ended with an Italian pizza on the Dorsodoro by the sea. We strolled back to our hotel through the Rialto where students enjoyed gift shopping and more ice cream!

On the last day students visited the islands of Murano and Burano on their final tour of Venice, ending with a moonlight stroll in St Mark’s Square.

Arrivederci Venezia!

Ms Watts-Esmek