Monthly Archives: June 2018

Bragging About Bragora

Okay, bragging implies that I accomplished something that I can crow about. Of course, I did nothing at all to create the sagra at Campo San Giovanni in Bragora, but isn’t this title a nice sounding pun? Anyway, you maybe … Continue reading

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Exploding Head

Can you see the flames leaping out of my head? My head is exploding! Last night I attended the sagra, the neighborhood festival at Campo San Giovanni in Bragora. Part of the entertainment included “singing from the balconies,” a short … Continue reading

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Becoming Casanova

I looked down and saw that my hands were writing a manuscript. My legs were clad in pale blue damask breeches, my feet in black shoes with silver buckles. My hand that held the pen was tickled by my lace … Continue reading

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And Again the Spritz Is Free!

Rain rolled in overnight, and I woke to thunder and winds blowing in my window–a welcome freshness that lasted until the evening. Last night I had a lovely meet up with contributors to the forthcoming book, First Spritz Is Free: … Continue reading

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Two Women, One University

Today I spent a lovely day in Padova with Tiziana, the person who translated my Casanova guidebook, Seductive Venice, into Italian. We walked around the city to see the most beautiful sites, from the Caffe Pedrocchi, to the Palazzo delle … Continue reading

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Casanova in da House, Yo!

I’m a busy kid in Venice! I visited the Palazzo Zaguri exhibit, “Venice Secrets.” It’s huge–many floors filled with torture devices and their grisly descriptions. Chairs where they set people on fire, beds like grills, pokey things and spiky things. … Continue reading

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Always Free!

Woohoo! I’m in Venice! Sadly, my suitcase is not… But that didn’t stop me from setting out today to explore things new and old. First, the old. I stopped by at Bar Tiziano for my first spritz of the trip. … Continue reading

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Gondola Stuff: Salt ‘n Pepper

  As part of the continuing series of gondola stuff I own, here’s one of my most interesting pieces–a salt and pepper shaker shaped like a traditional gondola with a felze. The felze comes apart into two pieces–the two shakers–that … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Monica Cesarato

Monica and I have not yet met face to face, but we hope to soon when I head there next week. We were introduced by mutual friends, and now Monica has contributed a chapter to my upcoming book First Spritz … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with These Pictures?

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