Monthly Archives: January 2020

Sharing: The Oldest Map of Venice

Fellow Venice lover (and poet) Rita Bottoms shared this news item. Researcher Dr. Sandra Toffolo discovered the oldest-known map of Venice, dating to between 1345-1350. The drawing comes from a travel journal of Niccolò da Poggibonsi. But here’s an important … Continue reading

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Venetian Dance Step

Boat safety or a new dance step? I spotted this boat in Dorsoduro last summer.

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Casanova the Turtle

Okay, followers of my blog will know that I’m often battling stereotypes of Giacomo Casanova as a ladykiller, get-’em-into-bed, notch-in-the-bedpost kind of lover. He liked women with brains, he liked the seduction, he liked to get to know women and … Continue reading

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Venice, Wish You Were Here #6

My friend bought this postcard for me at a sort of “garage sale” in a small village in France. What is the equivalent of a garage sale there? What do they call it? I’m sad that there’s no real message … Continue reading

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