White Nights in St Petersburg

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White Nights in St Petersburg

<p>Visiting the former Russian Empire’s capital aka Venice of the North in Summer, when the sun barely drops below the horizon each night, is guaranteed to enchant any visitor. Whether attracted by

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Visiting the former Russian Empire’s capital aka Venice of the North in Summer, when the sun barely drops below the horizon each night, is guaranteed to enchant any visitor. Whether attracted by the history, art and architecture of the Hermitage, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the Peter & Paul Fortress or keen to explore the growing underground art and music scene, restaurants, bars and festivals – Russia’s second largest city has something to offer for everyone.


SUGGESTED READING

  • The Hermitage: the biography of a great museum / Geraldine Norman. Jonathan Cape London, 1997.
  • Variety of guide books such as Lonely Planet, DK Eyewitness, Frommer’s or others.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • History: From swamp to capital; place of revolution, art lover’s paradise .
  • Architecture: From Romanovs' showcase capital to Russia’s first great, modern city.
  • Museums: Visit Europe’s biggest museum The Hermitage and other venues across the city.
  • Entertainment: From ballet and opera at the Mariinsky Theatre and classical concerts at the Shostakovich Philharmonia to a variety of big-name music festivals over the summer months.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Name the historic events and associated sites and sights of Saint Petersburg.
  2. Describe the museums and art collections.
  3. Appreciate the variety of cultural experience on offer in the city.