Monthly Archives: October 2014

Quattro Minuti con Casanova–Cantina Do Spade

Here’s four more minutes of fun! This episode of Quattro Minuti con Casanova tells the story of what happened at the Alle Spade (now called the Cantina Do Spade), a restaurant and former inn where Casanova spent a night during … Continue reading

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Bonus Box

This week I received an amazing thing in the mail: a copy of the letters of Giustiniana Wynne, Countess Rosenberg, who is one of the women I am writing about for my next book. Giustiniana (1737-1791) was a bright, brilliant, … Continue reading

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What’s the Story?

I was crossing the Campo San Canzian and saw this scene: The pants and shirt were quite clean, though the shirt sleeves were rolled up, indicating that it had been worn. The socks, too, were neatly rolled up inside the … Continue reading

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The Illegitimate Child of Casanova

Gah! I recently watched the first episode of the British TV show Casanova. Yes yes, I know I’m way behind the times. But I’ve been writing books for the last five years, not watching TV. And really, I think I’ve … Continue reading

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Gondolier Pants

Have you ever wondered what gondolier pants looked like, you know, way back in the day? Me, neither, and I like all things gondola. But I hit a lot of museums this summer in Venice and took 8 zillion photos … Continue reading

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