Monthly Archives: September 2019

Towards the Light #1

Just an image to share today. I love getting into palazzi.

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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome–San Carlo al Corso

Sometimes we can read lengthy tales about what Casanova did in a particular location. Sometimes not. When he was in Rome in 1744, Casanova states that “as I was coming out of church after mass at San Carlo al Corso, … Continue reading

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Punching a Gondolier? What’s Next?

Tourists sink to new lows! This week a tourist decided to board a docked gondola to take photos of herself. When she was questioned, her husband head butted the gondolier and then socked him in the face! Here’s the story … Continue reading

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Gondola Stuff: Fridge Ferro

A fridge magnet my friend and travel buddy Laura gave me. It’s holding up her drawing, a photo of my nephew, and a favorite quote. I’m guessing that you all already know what the ferro symbolizes? Each prong represents one … Continue reading

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Redefining Beauty: Giustina Renier Michiel

How does one go about translating Shakespeare into other languages? His language is so particular to its time and place, and he coined so many new phrases and has such an immense vocabulary. Yet Giustina Renier Michiel was arguably the … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Roger Feuerman

‚ÄúSignorina Kathleen, It is I, Casanova, from here in the 18thcentury. And not First Spritz Is Free contributor Roger Feuerman. He claims he is too exhausted from laboring to finish his Venetian young adult fiction novel and penning a new … Continue reading

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Venetian Emoji #2

What does this emoji signify? And no, the photo is not upside down.  

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