Saturday, June 28, 2014
Team members Gabi and Siena arrive at Marco Polo airport in Venice. A quick bus to Piazzale Rome to catch the Vaporetto to the hotel, and, Venice, here we come!
Monday, June 23, 2014
We’re packing the backpacks, charging the iPhones, downloading the music, and getting ready for Team Marco Polo’s annual summer trip, this time from Venice to Barcelona by way of Provence, France. Team members Gabi and Siena will be travelling and giving commentary, while producer Bill oversees the logistics.
From la Serenissima to Las Ramblas, we’ll dodge the doges and catch the Catalonians in our never ending effort to learn about the world through the eyes of young Americans.
Here’s our itinerary:
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
1199. King John of England, who would go on to sign the Magna Carta, is crowned. During the ceremony, a heckler yelled “OK, you got your crown, now how about some rights?”
Saturday, May 24, 2014
1218 – The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
1452. Leonardo Da Vinci born out of wedlock in Vinci, Italy. Because he is illegitimate, he will need to find a trade, instead of becoming a government worker like his father.
Friday, April 11, 2014
1689 - William III & Mary II crowned as joint rulers of Britain. To celebrate, they have dinner, then found a college in the new fangled colony of Virginia. Jon Stewart went there!
Sunday, March 30, 2014
1533 – Henry VIII divorces his 1st wife, Catherine of Aragon, which leads to the creation of the Anglican church, lots of bloody history over the next hundred years, and several good Shakespeare plays.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Friday, March 28, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014