Monthly Archives: December 2018

Last Minute Shopping?

For that person who has everything…or so you think! I bet they don’t have this: A Casanova candle! It’s described as a “timeless treasure.” Until it melts! Happy holidays and happy shopping to all those Casanova aficionados out there. But … Continue reading

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Who Doesn’t Love a List?

Not me! I love lists–making them, reading them, checking them off…. Katia from The Venice Insider blog has posted her end of the year best books on Venice list. I’m happy to share it here. It’s impressive–she must read a … Continue reading

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Marco Polo Firsts

Marco Polo, that indefatigable and well-traveled Venetian, is often credited with bringing a number of things from China to Europe. But Laurence Bergreen’s book, Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu, dispels some of the misconceptions, and his thorough research uncovered … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Jane Mosse

As a great lover of both Venice and Rosalba Carriera, Jane reached out to me after reading my chapter on Rosalba in A Beautiful Woman in Venice. We then began a correspondence and a friendship across the waters. Hopefully we’ll … Continue reading

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Crawling Through Venice

The words “cicchetti crawl” might conjure up images of creepy, spiny things inching their way across the ocean floor. Or they might make you think of yummy snacks under the glass case of a Venetian bar! I was the fortunate … Continue reading

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