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First Day in Ferrara

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Getting to know each other through an ice-breaking activity.

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A newfound favorite pastime:  biliardino.

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Competition can be heated in biliardino.

Alla prossima!  Teresa Picarazzi, David Seward, Constance Richardson, Angela Lavecchia, Program Leaders 

An afternoon at the Contrada San Paolo

 

Monica in full Renaissance attire - including a cell phone from 1438.

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A comedic re-enactment from the Renaissance period.
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An array of period costumes - can you pick out Lucrezia Borgia?
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The proud emblem of the Contrada San Paolo.
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Amani and Raina face off with medieval two-handed swords.
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Some hand-made suits of armor.
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Interacting with the president of the Contrada, who is still in character from the re-enactment.
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Helmets and gauntlets from the Contrada's collection.
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Benjamin and Noah with the fencing instructor.
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Meet Your Session 2 Program Leader: Teresa Picarazzi

Buongiorno!

My name is Teresa and I will be one of the group leaders in Ferrara during Session 2.  This will be my third summer in Ferrara, and I'm so excited to be going back and to meet all of you!  You are going to love the historic city center, which for the most part is closed off to traffic, the Castello Estense, and the walls around the city, to name a few things.

I've been teaching Italian at the Hopkins School in New Haven for the last 12 years.  Prior to that, I was a university professor at several universities nationwide for 14 years.  I go to Italy every summer, and have lived, worked, and studied in Florence, Siena, Urbino, Cortona, Ravenna and Ferrara.  I love the beach, reading, travel, cooking and ITALIA!  

Here is a picture of me last weekend in Palermo, Sicily, in front of the Cattedrale. which dates back to the 12th Century.  I was there presenting a paper at an annual conference for the American Association of Teachers of Italian on the AP Italian Language and Culture course.

Ci vediamo presto!

Teresa Picarazzi

Session 2, Ferrara

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International singing class

Our multi-talented teacher Paola with her accordion, which accompanied us on all our songs.

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Paola leads students in a vocal warm-up exercise.

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Students enjoying a rhythmic exercise.
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A vocalization featuring Nicky in a solo.

The South African song Siyahamba sung in Zulu in two-part harmony.

Amani croons the Sardinian love song No Potho Reposare accompanied by Paola and the chorus.





 

Venezia la Serenissima

Shania and John getting an overview of the maze of Venetian streets.

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Traffic jam Venetian style with the Bridge of Sighs in the background.

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Students listen attentively to the history of the Campanile in St. Mark's square.
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The magnificent view from Piazza San Marco across the Grand Canal.
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Nicky takes a selfie.
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Estephania contemplates the Palace of the Doge.
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Enjoying the sunlight in one of Venice's campi (courtyards).
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Katie H. and Raina
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The famous Cattedrale San Marco with its stunning mosaics.

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Volleyball in the palestra.

 

Nelson, Angelina, and Ben team up for a powerful return volley.

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Monica and our Session I intern Samuele serving.
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Jonathan, Virnesia, and Amani strategizing during a time out.
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Nelson, John, and Ava preparing to return a serve.
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Shania and Angelina ready for the match point.
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Meet your Session 2 Program Leader: Angela Lavecchia

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Ciao a tutti! 

My name is Angela Lavecchia, I am Italian and I will be one of the Program Leaders for Session 2 in Ferrara. I have worked in the US for two years as Italian Teaching Fellow at Bowdoin College and I have also worked as English teacher for middle school students and as Italian teacher for foreing students in Italy. I have visited Ferrara several times as a tourist and I loved it, so I am really excited to have the chance to live there for one month and discover new things about the city with the participants of the CIEE High School Summer Abroad Program.

I am looking forward to meeting all of you and starting this new adventure :) 

Ci vediamo presto,

Angela.

Our Visit to the Ariostea Library in Ferrara

In the anatomical theater of the University of Ferrara, which is the second oldest in the world and was in use from 1731 to 1831.

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Exploring a room full of some of the oldest printed books in Europe. The manuscript, first edition, and most recent edition of Ariosto's Orlando Furioso are on display together here for the first time ever.

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The tomb of Ludovico Ariosto, transferred here from the convent of San Benedetto by Napoleon Bonaparte.
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Learning the Renaissance "Bassa Danza"

The dance lesson begins with the basic steps.

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Nicky leading the trio with Makayla and Monica.

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Another trio makes the turn:  Nelson, Alex, and Maria.

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Anna, Jared, and Katie N. focus on the rhythm and steps.

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The final product.


 

 

 

 



 




La Bella Firenze

Palazzo Vecchio in the Piazza della Signoria.

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The world-renowned Ponte Vecchio

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Shania and Katie H. in front of the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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Kat N. and Nicole in front of the Baptistery and the Giotto bell tower.

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A student takes a picture of the door of the Baptistery known as the Gates of Paradise.

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Charlotte, Noah, and Angelina pause on the Ponte Vecchio.

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One of Michelangelo's masterpieces, the original David,  in the Accademia gallery.

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