Monthly Archives: February 2013

Casanova in the World

More ways that Casanova is still with us. The biscuit photo and comic book were sent by my friend Piero. The other two are sites in Venice. If you have a Casanova product shot, please share it!

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Internet Casanova Caught!

This was on the Yahoo! news front page today: http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/raymond-holycross-dubbed-internet-casanova-face-charges-142559202–abc-news-topstories.html Casanova’s name lives on!

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Keep the Votes Coming!

A couple posts ago, I asked for your votes on the sexiest Casanova spots. Please add your votes to the list! I’m working on an article and would love your input. I have many knowledgeable and passionate readers out there, … Continue reading

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Shmoozer Convention

What do people go to travel conventions for? Is it the drawings for free trips? The stacks of brochures? Brightly colored shoulder bags proclaiming things like, “Palm Springs: Like No Place Else!”? I went to hear Rick Steves and to … Continue reading

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Sexy Casanova!

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I have a poll for you. Below, I’ve listed a number of Casanova spots that are pretty romantic or seductive or sexy or naughty. If I were to write an article on the top five … Continue reading

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My local newspaper ran this article this week. “Author’s Book Follows Casanova’s Footsteps in Venice” http://www.mercurynews.com/san-jose-neighborhoods/ci_22545548/san-jose-authors-book-follows-casanovas-footsteps-venice

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Helmut Speaks

This week I received this endorsement from one of the top Casanovists in the world, a man who has answered my many doofus questions with patience, as he leapt from one train to the next. Danke and grazie mille, Helmut! … Continue reading

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In Your Hands in More Ways

Seductive Venice is now for sale at Recycle Books on The Alameda in San Jose. A big shout out thank you to Eric for carrying it–Recycle specializes in used books and doesn’t usually carry local authors, but he made an … Continue reading

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My Pine Nut Friend

Pesto is made from pine nuts, basil, garlic, and olive oil, basically. I also throw pine nuts on my pizza and into salads. But I never thought I’d have a pine nut for a friend. His name is Adriano, and … Continue reading

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The Neophyte Writes!

Last spring I mentioned working on an article for l’Intermediaire des Casanovistes, the publication for Casanova scholars and enthusiasts. The piece is about gondolas during the 18th century, specifically illuminating their usage during Casanova’s time in Venice. I explored such … Continue reading

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