Category Archives: Gondolas

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Random Journal Entry #6

It’s been a long time since I posted a piece in this occasional series, where I dip into my journals from past trips to Venice. While waiting in the airport to fly back to Venice this summer, I read through … Continue reading

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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

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Regatta Report

Last Sunday, July 16, I attended the Redentore regatta at Giudecca. First the pupperini rowed by the youngsters got the crowd started, with Giacomo Marangon and Simone Vecchiato taking first. (What great names, right? Marangon is the name of the … Continue reading

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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

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Not Just in Venice Anymore…

Of course, gondolas are an iconic symbol of Venice. But there’s a surprising number of gondolas in America, too. My most recent sighting: Boston. Boston natives Joe and Camille Gibbons started the company after they fell in love with gondolas … Continue reading

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Only Three Minutes for You

Only a precious three minutes of exterior Venice footage, from the TWA plane flying into the old airport to when Faith and Kate drive off into Tuscany. That’s why I rented Only You, the 1994 film by Norman Jewison and … Continue reading

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Gondola Stuff: Letter opener

As part of my occasional series of gondola-related tchotchkes, here’s another from my collection: the letter opener shaped like a gondola ferro. Doesn’t it have a lovely shape, just as the real thing does? I’m impressed that the craftsperson actually … Continue reading

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