Category Archives: Italian heritage

Announcing: Riffs & Ecstasies Venice

I’ve announced this book before, by California author Rita Bottoms with paintings by her husband Tom Bottoms. But this announcement is for the new second edition, which has been reorganized and has new content. What I love most about this … Continue reading

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Sharing: Making Limoncello

My friend Carol shared this video with me for how to make limoncello. But oh, the video offers so much more than that! If you want to brighten your day, click “play” and enjoy your time with Pasquale. I’d suggest … Continue reading

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Sharing: La Venessiana’s “Postcard from Venice”

I hope you already subscribe to La Venessiana’s Postcard from Venice blog. It’s delightfully full of recipes, images, holidays, history, and so many other wonderful things from Venice. Her latest issue has just come out, and it features some lovely … Continue reading

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Dear Venice, Wish You Were Here #17

“Come out in our gondola this evening!” Yes yes yes yes yes please! How I wish I were there with K. R. Elliott to take up this offer. Alas, I am decades too late. This card is marked “Aug. 20” … Continue reading

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Casanova in Place Redux

The latest edition of Casanoviana has made it to my mailbox! How exciting to see so many of the essays that were presented at the Casanova in Place Symposium that I organized back in 2019. Thank you to Antonio Trampus … Continue reading

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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome–Villa Albani-Torlonia

To the east of the Tiber, outside the old city walls, past the Villa Borghese, lies the Villa Albani-Torlonia, known in Casanova’s era as simply the Villa Albani. Cardinal Alessandro Albani had it built, beginning in 1747, by architect Carlo … Continue reading

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Voices from Venice Readings — Book Your Place!

You may remember from an earlier post my announcement about joining the Guild of St George, an organization inspired by John Ruskin and committed to sustaining the environment, traditional crafts, and more. I am particularly interested in their work regarding … Continue reading

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Dear Venice, Wish You Were Here #16

Okay, employ a good British accent as you read this postcard sent to London. It was apparently sent from the Ferrovia station in Venice, but the text of the postcard references spending the day in Milan, so I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Where Am I?

I haven’t posted one of these in a long time! But this past August I found myself inside a gorgeous building. Can you guess where I am?

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Dear Venice, Wish You Were Here #15

Most of my postcards are quite old, but this one is more recent (in comparison to the others). 1981 doesn’t seem that long ago to me because I was a teenager then! But to many people I guess it’s still … Continue reading

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