Category Archives: Italian heritage

Venice Calls: Plastic Revolution!

The grassroots organization Venice Calls, composed primarily of young Venetians, has created a new project to address Venice’s plastic garbage. They have a team of energetic people collecting plastics from Venice and the islands. They then run these through a … Continue reading

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Nova: Saving Venice

The PBS show Nova centered on Venice this week in a show titled Saving Venice, exploring Mose and other ways that Venice is attempting to protect the city from high water. I learned some new things, getting to see just … Continue reading

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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome–Palazzo Ottoboni-Fiano

This is the site of the Palazzo Ottoboni-Fiano, at the Piazza di San Lorenzo in Lucina address #4, which Casanova visited in 1770. He had received a letter of introduction written by the Venetian nobleman Signor Zulian to his sister, … Continue reading

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I’m Being a Lookie-loo Again!

In case you are not familiar with this American term, a “lookie-loo” is a person who likes to check out other people’s property, like walking through an open house that is for sale. A lookie-loo usually doesn’t intend to buy–they … Continue reading

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BanglaVenice–A Project Worth Supporting!

Through my involvement with the Guild of St George, which, among other things, works towards Venice sustainability, I learned about this film project by Emanuele Confortin. He is in the editing stages of a documentary called BanglaVenice, which looks at … Continue reading

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Venetian Lives Event Videos

In case you’d like to see the videos from the Venetian Lives interview, they’re available on Facebook for about 25 more days. Graziella Giusto hosted me at her new atelier / artist’s workshop in Cannaregio, Venice, on June 11. Author … Continue reading

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Big Fish in a Small Canal

Spotted in Castello after I left the Biennale and wandered westward. Probably over a foot long each.

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Night Shots

Sharing some moments walking around the city…

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Venetian Lives Event Was a Success!

Yesterday Graziella Giusto and her husband Agostino welcomed me and our friends to their new atelier to discuss and celebrate my books. Tucked away in a side street in Cannaregio, the beautiful space they have created is perfect for such … Continue reading

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Dear Venice, Wish You Were Here #20

This postcard is a bit different from the others in that it was sent from Rome to Venice, but it is still an image of Venice. The sender, Bob, will explain this shortly. Here’s the text, which I think I’ve … Continue reading

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