Category Archives: Casanova

Research and other tidbits on Giacomo Casanova’s life and adventures in La Serenissima.

Losing Sleep in Venice

A lot of people lost a lot of sleep over this show! My friend Adriano sent me a link to a recent RAI tv film about Venice. Although it’s all in Italian, even if you don’t speak that language, you … Continue reading

Posted in Casanova, Gondolas, Venice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in A Beautiful Woman in Venice, Casanova, Venice, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

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

Posted in A Beautiful Woman in Venice, Casanova, Venice, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in A Beautiful Woman in Venice, Casanova, Venice, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Boston’s Beautiful Woman in Venice

Okay, one more post about the Boston-Venice connection. While in Boston, I also visited the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, my favorite type of museum because it is set up to feel like a home full of art. Isabella, a Boston … Continue reading

Posted in A Beautiful Woman in Venice, Casanova, Gondolas, Venice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Thunder Is His!

A friend pointed out that in a letter to Giuseppe Pelli, Elisabetta mentioned Casanova: È da osservare che la notorietà del personaggio era grande e che anche della sua attività di scrittore, oltre che di avventuriero, si parlava molto, negli … Continue reading

Posted in A Beautiful Woman in Venice, Casanova, Venice, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Hide and Seek

Ancient kitchens in the Ospedaletto? A farmer’s market at the women’s prison? A late night library? These are some of the intriguing places included in a recent article in Italy Magazine, which I thought I’d share with you today: “The … Continue reading

Posted in A Beautiful Woman in Venice, Casanova, Venice, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments