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About seductivevenice

Teacher, writer, traveler, dancer, reader, photographer, gardener.

Casanova Even Inspires Zombies?

Harry Belafonte sings about zombies and guess what–Casanova comes up in his song! Watch it here. “I go and talk to Brigit Bardot Tell her Miss Bardot Take it slow All the men think they’re Casanova When they see that … Continue reading

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Getting in the Mood with the Right Wallpaper

This Valentine’s Day, do you need a little help from Casanova to get in a romantic (or dare I say lascivious) mood? Well, he can’t whisper advice into your ear, but you could hang up this wallpaper to inspire and … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Laura Morelli

As you probably know, or could guess, I read a lot of books about Venice or set in Venice. So I was delighted a few years back to discover Laura Morelli’s book The Gondola Maker, which married my love of … Continue reading

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A Little Bit More to Go On

  Okay, you get a little bit more to go on. Can you tell what I’m creating here?

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Acqua Bassa

You’ve heard about acqua alta, when Venice’s waters rise to flood the streets. But have you heard of acqua bassa? A Venetian friend shared these pictures from a couple days ago. The water was so low that many boats could … Continue reading

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Book Discussion Questions: Seductive Venice: In Casanova’s Footsteps

With the new exhibit about Casanova’s Europe coming to the Legion of Honor museum in San Francisco, it seems like a good time to encourage people to read my book about Casanova’s home town–Venice. If your book club, or you … Continue reading

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Casanova Comes to San Francisco

Thank you to all who have written to me about the upcoming exhibit at San Francisco’s Legion of Honor museum. “Casanova: The Seduction of Europe” opens February 10 to the general public, with a special opening the night before. Here’s a … Continue reading

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