Category Archives: A Beautiful Woman in Venice

Posts that relate to my book, A Beautiful Woman in Venice.

Book discussion questions: A Beautiful Woman in Venice

Does your bookclub need some ideas for your next reading endeavor? Consider A Beautiful Woman in Venice, my collection of biographies about Venetian women. Dip into 28 chapters on over 35 Venetian women spanning six centuries. From poets Veronica Franco … Continue reading

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Redefining Beauty Videos: Anna Maria dal Violin

On this day in 1782, a great violinist died. She was Anna Maria dal Violin, who was orphaned, left at the Ospedale Santa Maria della Pietá in the scaffetta, a revolving door where babies could be left anonymously. She showed … Continue reading

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Casanova’s Secret Wife

No, that’s not my clever title for a blog post. It’s the title of a new book out by Barbara Lynn-Davis about Caterina Capreta (sometimes Capretta), one of Casanova’s great loves. I had  the great pleasure of zooming through this … Continue reading

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Two Kinds of Venetians

“There are two kinds of Venetians,” she said, “those who are born in Venice, and those who become Venetian in their hearts.” Marisa Convento is sort of both kinds. She was born in Mestre but married a Venetian and moved … Continue reading

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An Exchange of Gifts

Meet my translator! I’m happy to announce that my walking guide, Seductive Venice: In Casanova’s Footsteps, will soon be published in Italian! Here’s how this came about: My friend Adriano, who shares my interest in Casanova and has helped me … Continue reading

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Venice in Video

I gotta say, I have the coolest readers! I opened up messenger today and found that one of my readers, Shawn, has created a map of Venice with pins to all my videos! He just got the idea and did … Continue reading

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Tombola time!

A peek inside the Church of the Redentore, with Jesus high above the altar. The church was built in thanks for the end of the bubonic plague in 1576–and they’re still celebrating today. Well, wouldn’t you? The parish and neighborhood … Continue reading

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