Category Archives: Italian heritage

When Venice Lives: It Looks Like This–Carteria Ai Frari

Elisabetta Casaburi, owner of Carterìa Ai Frari, is an artisan who upholds Venice’s longstanding tradition of making paper. After graduating from the Venice School of Art and attending literature courses at Ca’ Foscari, she worked as an advertising and editorial … Continue reading

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Flying over Venice and Landing on Casanova

Huge shout out to Shawn Von Ins, a photographer and Venetophile who previously created a map with pins for all my Quattro Minuti con Casanova videos. He has outdone himself by creating this mind-blowing trip through Venice! Check out this … Continue reading

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When Venice Live: It Looks Like This–Ottica Urbani

Dr. Fosca Urbani, proprietor of the family business Ottica Urbani, is a multi-talented creator. After attending school to study optometry, she also studied Literature at Ca’ Foscari and took her degree there with an emphasis on Art History. It is … Continue reading

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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome–Palazzo Venezia

Casanova often relied on the connections he made with others to pave his way in a new city. This is abundantly true both times he visited Rome. When he returned to the city in 1770, he explains that “Signor Dandolo, … Continue reading

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When Venice Lives: It Looks Like This–Tabarro San Marco

I have a new series for you! In order to promote sustainable tourism and the artisans and people who make Venice unique, I am interviewing many of the people who practice traditional crafts. I will build on the work of … Continue reading

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The Nobles’ Hangout (or Your Next Place to Shop)

This image caught my eye as I crossed the bridge just before the Campo San Barnaba. I went inside to see what it had to offer. The owner, Stefano, was welcoming and friendly. What an eye for design he has! … Continue reading

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Spare us this Abomination

I thought giving dap was long gone. Someone forgot to tell the t-shirt makers.

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Gioco Reale

That’s the name of the game you play on this table, which I just saw at the Ca’ Rezzonico. Here are some close ups of the images in the boxes. Don’t you want to know what all of them are … Continue reading

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The Connection between Casanova’s Lover and a New Bar in Venice

Today I was strolling down the Fondamenta della Misericordia in Venice (it’s so much busier than the last time I was here! And I don’t just mean that the tourists have returned, but that you can’t walk ten feet down … Continue reading

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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome–Palazzo Decarolis

Palazzo Decarolis, also known as De Carolis, became the Roman home to Joachim de Bernis. Casanova had first met him when he was the ambassador from France, but when he was promoted to the position of Cardinal, he set up … Continue reading

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