Monthly Archives: December 2015

Quattro Minuti con Casanova: I Gesuiti

Kicked out of the seminary! After only two weeks! I hinted a bit about this in previous videos, and now here’s the whole story. Why did Casanova get booted from the seminary on Murano after only two weeks? What did … Continue reading

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Puzzling #6

I just realized that I never posted the finished puzzle! Here it is.

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Gondola Stuff–Ferro

Part of the occasional series showcasing gondola-related stuff I have collected over the years. You’ve seen my forcola (a real one!), and last time I posted in this series, it was the Ven-Ice tray. Here’s a letter opener I picked … Continue reading

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Passport to Venice

  As promised, I’m sharing photos of the other passport I received from my generous friend Marco. But this passport is not just a copy–it’s the real thing!When E. A. Berckmans de Meert was 25 in 1843, he was “1 … Continue reading

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Come to the Casanova Conference!

UCLA is hosting a Casanova Conference entitled “Libertine Legend,” January 22-23, 2016. Here’s the link: http://www.1718.ucla.edu/events/casanova/ One of the images they’re using to promote the event comes from Fellini’s film Casanova: Here’s a list of speakers, and the full list … Continue reading

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Passport

“A passport that belonged to Casanova?! How did you get such a wonderful thing?? That must be worth a fortune! I’m in complete shock. Are many of C’s papers and belongings in private collections? I don’t know much about these … Continue reading

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Puzzling #5

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