Only now am I realising what I miss. I've said all along that the effects of the trip would be clearer in hindsight. Going through my diary, I see how much I did in my 194 days in Italy.
While based in Venice, I had nights away (sometimes multiple) for trips to Florence and Pisa; Ravenna, Rimini and San Marino; and Mantua, Parma and Bologna. I made day trips to Udine, Aquileia, Grado, Treviso, Asolo, Padua, Vicenza and Verona; and explored the immediate area pretty thoroughly, from Jesolo to Chioggia.
The tutors asked me to give a talk about the experience: what I did; how the Erasmus experience worked; what I learnt and how my work changed. It was good to see my sketchbook pages on the big screen - they formed the basis of the talk. I showed off my genuine Venetian masks and a few pieces of work.
The college is hosting a student from Liège this term, so Miriam will give a talk about her experiences in Southampton when she finishes.
Here is one of the first sketches for the Pisa booklets.