Monthly Archives: July 2018

Living La Vida Brunetti

Saturday morning. So groggy. Had taken a sleeping pill too late the night before, battling jet lag. Woke briefly at 7:00 then dived under again. The doorbell. What? Not that I had heard my doorbell before. This was a rented … Continue reading

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Marisa’s Prosecco Secret

  I didn’t realize there were so many kinds of Italian crackers and chips! Apparently Marisa Convento did, though, and she had set them all out for us to enjoy when she opened her jewelry shop, Venetian Dreams on Calle … Continue reading

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Spritz Has Hit America

And you thought only the book First Spritz Is Free is popular! Turns out Americans are turned on by this very Venetian drink. Popularity has been rising, but this year a spritz is apparently the hottest drink of the summer. … Continue reading

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Goal: Don’t Leave the Lagoon

I had passed the place a number of times, it being on my walk to the language class I took a few years ago. Da LeLe, the little bacarò wine bar, couldn’t hold its patrons in its 4 x 4 interior, … Continue reading

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Strings of Lights

Always strings of lights. Blue and green and yellow and red and orange. They announce the sagra before you even cross the bridge into San Pietro in Castello–or San Piero, as it’s said in dialect. This was the biggest sagra I had … Continue reading

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“Venice, My Muse:” An Interview with Louise Pullen

The blogosphere is an engaging place. I had no idea that when I started blogging, I would meet so many fascinating people. And the way I meet them is equally fascinating. This month’s “Venice, My Muse” interview features Louise Pullen, … Continue reading

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Frecce Tricolori

The Frecce Tricolori is an aerobatics display team that flies out of the Veneto region. They zipped over Venice, and I caught these shots from Campo Manin.

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