Monthly Archives: March 2016

Just in Time…

…to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Jewish Ghetto in Venice, I’ve published my newest book! A Living Memory: Immortality for Sarra Copia Sulam.   This is a portrait that is probably of Sarra, though it hasn’t been confirmed: In … Continue reading

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About a third of Venice’s population died in the plague of 1630-1631. But not one of them lived in the Corte Nova in the Castello district. And, according to legend, we have a young woman named Giovanna to thank for … Continue reading

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Vaporetto Dogs

Peggy Guggenheim’s dogs knew how to take the vaporetto by themselves. They got on and off at their desired stops. The real question is, where were they going? To pick up their favorite biscotti? For a tryst with that cute … Continue reading

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Quattro Minuti con Casanova: Palazzo Contarini

One of my favorite Casanova stories involves a hairdresser. And threats of murder. And vanity, of course. Hear the full story in this episode of Quattro Minuti con Casanova. It’s a bit shorter than four minutes because the vaporetto showed … Continue reading

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