Monthly Archives: March 2019

Casanova, Ambassador Yesterday and Today

Albert Gardin is promoting this event to celebrate Venice’s illustrious native son. If you’re in Venice on April 2, please attend and then tell me how it went! I wish I could be there but will have to toast Giacomo … Continue reading

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Casanova in My Mailbox

It’s not every day that Casanova shows up in my mailbox. But that’s where I found him today! My copy of the new journal Casanoviana arrived in a large white envelope. It replaces the former l’Intermediaire des Casanovistes (and before … Continue reading

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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome #1

Last summer I had the great good fortune to be led around Rome by my friend, Casanovist Adriano Contini. Today’s post is the first in a series showing you places in Rome that Adriano took me to, places connected to … Continue reading

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Un Piccolo Poema: “Ca’ d’Oro”

  I want to live in the Ca’ d’Oro. I deserve such beauty. Each morning I’d rise to be framed by gothic arabesques and marble, columns of rose, melon, and cerulean blue. I’d gaze down upon green waters as gondoliers … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Karen Cogan

As you may remember from a recent post, Karen Cogan is a fellow Venice addict who recently sent me a painting she made of Ca’ Memmo. Clearly, she loves this city, so this month she shares with you her responses … Continue reading

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Redefining Beauty: Anna Maria dal Violin

While recently speaking to the Dante Society in Santa Cruz about remarkable Venetian women, we veered for quite a while onto the topic of Anna Maria dal Violin and the musicians of the Piéta. I realized I had not shared … Continue reading

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