Friday, May 31, 2013

Departure Time!!

Just a reminder that we will be meeting between 7:30 - 8:00 pm., at the Air Transat check-in counter (Terminal 3) at Toronto International airport. Again, check your tickets to ensure all info is correct.

Before you leave the house,don't forget:

Your airline ticket
Your passport
Extra id (student card, driver's license or citizenship card would be handy)

Some extra items to consider:

Allergy season is upon us - perhaps some allergy pills?
Sunscreen and a hat!

Check the Air Transat website for any questions about packing liquids.

See you at the airport!!


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Some Further Travel Details...

A few extra details prior to departure...

I have spoken with Maurizio at St. Clair Travel to confirm some points regarding luggage. The check-in luggage weight allowance is 30 kg. Your carry-on luggage weight allowance is 10 kg. You may also bring a purse or camera in addition to this one piece of carry-on luggage.

The 24 hour advance online check-in (mentioned in class) does not apply for group bookings so we are not eligible. The Air Transat site also confirms this. However, you are welcome to try. Past course participants have not bothered to my knowledge. For group bookings such as ours, seats will be assigned upon check-in at the airport.

If you have any questions regarding luggage, check-in procedures, etc., please refer to the Air Transat site indicated on your ticket. Do remember to CHECK your ticket carefully to ensure that all information is correct and the spelling of your name appears exactly as it does on your passport. If there is anything out of order please notify me asap.

I will be posting some more travel info shortly...

BTW, the image above was taken earlier today by Vincenzo (our coordinator), who is currently at Capri making some last arrangements. This is a view from our hotel, La Prora!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Airline Tickets are In!

Hello everyone,

The Air Transat tickets are in and you'll be receiving them at Monday's class!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Fra Andrea Pozzo & Sant'Ignazio

Fra Andrea Pozzo's work at Sant'Ignazio is featured in this video. Watch for the perspective shift around 2:05. You'll have a chance to experience it for yourself when we get to Rome!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Roman Holiday Tribute

Just for fun (and for all of the Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck fans)...

Roman Holiday Tribute

Friday, May 10, 2013

Accommodations in Rome and Capri

Albergo La Prora, Capri

While in Italy we'll be staying at the Residence Candia in Rome and the Albergo La Prora on the Island of Capri. The links for these hotels are provided below. Have a look!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Francesco Borromini's Perspective Revealed

Here is a short video introducing the wonderful optical illusion of Borromini's perspective folly at the Palazzo Spada: