Spring Tour 2016 – Greece

Hayley C. Lemens offers an insight into her personal experience, which she gained during the tour and in many conversations with her fellow students and with people she met.    The views, opinions and positions expressed by the author and those providing comments on this post are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or positions of the Portland Kulturprogramm or any employee thereof.

 

For the second half of Spring Tour we found ourselves in Greece after a short ferry ride from Italy. We visited many different and interesting places from monasteries to ruins to cities. These places include: Meteroa, Kalambaka, Itea, Delphi, Corinth, Nafplio, Mycenae, Epidauros, Athens, and Olympia. We all loves Greece and were impressed that we were able to visit so many places with such variety. I would love to return to Greece as the history, architecture, art, and food were all absolutely amazing! One of our favorite parts Continue reading “Spring Tour 2016 – Greece”

Spring Tour 2016 – Italy

Hayley C. Lemens offers an insight into her personal experience, which she gained during the tour and in many conversations with her fellow students and with people she met.    The views, opinions and positions expressed by the author and those providing comments on this post are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or positions of the Portland Kulturprogramm or any employee thereof.

 

Spring Tour started off in Italy and officially ended in Italy. The towns and cities we visited were very different from each other and each had their own way of being interesting. These places include: Padua, Ravenna, Florence, Assisi, Rome, The Vatican, Montecassino, Pompeii, Vesuvius, and Venice. I think it is impressive that we were able to visit so many places across Italy. Continue reading “Spring Tour 2016 – Italy”

Spring Tour 2016

Hayley C. Lemens offers an insight into her personal experience, which she gained during the tour and in many conversations with her fellow students and with people she met.    The views, opinions and positions expressed by the author and those providing comments on this post are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or positions of the Portland Kulturprogramm or any employee thereof.

 

Early one February morning the time had come to leave Salzburg and begin a new adventure. We were to drive to Italy and made our way south while enjoying famous artworks and a hike up Vesuvius. There we took a ferry to Greece where we traipsed through ancient ruins and enjoyed delicious food. Finally, at the end we made our way back into Italy to enjoy the canals of Venice. Continue reading “Spring Tour 2016”

Frühlingsreise 2014

Beitrag und Fotos von Kaitlin Reeves

Einer der Hauptgründe, warum sich so viele Studenten für das Salzburg Programm interessieren, ist die Frühlingsreise.  In diesen 19 Tagen sieht man Venedig, Florenz, Rom, Athen, 6 Kleinstädte, und 12 Kirchen und Kathedralen, den Vatikan, 6 Museen, 3 Klöster, den Vesuvius, und 7 archäologische Fundstätten.

Am 15. Februar fing unsere Frühlingsreise an.  Roland holte uns um 7 Uhr mit dem Bus ab und wir fuhren mit Frau Loos und Pater Mark los.  Nach sechs Stunden kamen wir in Padua an und wir besuchten sofort die Scrovegni (Arena) Kapelle.  Dort befinden sich Giottos berühmte Freskos.  Um hineinzugehen mussten wir alle erst mal 15 Minuten in einem Trockenraum sitzen, damit die Feuchtigkeit von draußen die Kunst nicht zerstört.  Danach sahen wir die Basilika di Sant’Antonio, nachdem wir das Gattamelata Monument von Donatello gesehen hatten.

Die Gattamelata von DonnatelloDie Gattamelata von Donnatello

Die Gattamelata von Donnatello

 

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Excursion to Vienna

Text: Katie Stanley
Photos: Alex Rosenast, Natalie Schneider, and Katie Stanley

The weekend tour of Vienna was a tour of great art, architecture, music, and history. We began early on Thursday morning and drove through rolling green landscapes dotted with Austrian farms, all the way to the Schönbrunn palace. Schönbrunn was the winter residence of the Habsburg family, who ruled Austria-Hungary until World War I. We were given a Grand Tour and learned much about the famous monarchy.

The arcade of the “Gloriette” in the Schönbrunn gardensThe arcade of the “Gloriette” in the Schönbrunn gardens

The arcade of the “Gloriette” in the Schönbrunn gardens

 

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Spring Tour 2012

By Natalie Brown

Of the many wonderful experiences and opportunities we have been given this year, the Spring Tour is one of the most exciting. Spring tour was the trip that everyone had been waiting for all year. This is a three week long tour that goes by bus through Greece and Italy. Before heading out on this adventure, Continue reading “Spring Tour 2012”