Category Archives: Italian heritage

Sneaking into Rosalba’s Garden

Ca’ Biondetti sits in the shadows of Peggy Guggenheim’s home-turned-museum on the Grand Canal. But oh, what treasures and history it holds! I’ve written about it in A Beautiful Woman in Venice as the former home of Rosalba Carriera, famed … Continue reading

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Casanova in da House, Yo!

Palazzo Zaguri, which has been under scaffolding for the last few years, is finally reopening–as a museum and exhibit space. It will also have a large library and bookstore. It’s located in Campo San Maurizio, not far from Campo Santo … Continue reading

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No Big Boats!

I’m a little behind in this one, but I’m finally sharing the fabulous post by Michelle Lovric on the TheHistoryGirls blog site. On December 10 she posted a detailed interview with Barbara Warburton Giliberti, who sits on the committee of … Continue reading

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Honoring Mamma on Baby’s Birthday

Usually on someone’s birthday, we honor that person with gifts, cards, and Facebook smilies. But I thought today seemed like a good day to honor the mamma who gave birth. Sant’Apollonia used to be a Benedictine monastery from the 12th … Continue reading

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Alticchiero Found Again

If you read my book A Beautiful Woman in Venice or A Venetian Affair by Andrea di Robilant or if you’re just a fan of Giustiniana Wynne, you may remember hearing about the villa named Altichiero, owned by Angelo Querini. Giustiniana was … Continue reading

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Fans of Fans

It’s the 18th century in Venice. You are fortunate enough to call on friends in drawing rooms like this: Along with your stylish outfit, if you are a woman, you’d also accessorize with a fan. Ca’ Mocenigo displays such drawing … Continue reading

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Join Me in Little Italy!

Put October 1 on your calendar for the Little Italy Street Festival! Admission is free, and all proceeds help fund the Little Italy Museum and other local projects. Live music all day, wine tasting and food vendors, plus lots of … Continue reading

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