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Gondola Stuff: Pizzeria Ashtray

Isn’t this the coolest gondola ashtray ever? I have only a couple of the fabulous Venetian ashtrays that restaurants used to use. (My friend Bob has quite a collection that I really covet.) But this one, shaped like a gondola, … Continue reading

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Tombola Ends Soon!

Reminder that tomorrow, Thursday, August 31, at midnight Pacific Time, the raffle ends to win a free copy of Casanova’s Secret Wife by Barbara Lynn-Davis. If you haven’t yet seen it, you should read my interview with her in the … Continue reading

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Redefining Beauty: Elena Cornaro Piscopia

Remarkable women have been thwarted throughout the centuries. One story that never fails to break my heart is the story of Elena Cornaro Piscopia, the first woman in the world to earn a university degree. Watch this video to learn … Continue reading

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Panorama

I started a new  puzzle. Any guesses as to what it will show? I mean, of course it will be Venice, or I wouldn’t be posting it on this blog (and I wouldn’t be putting it together in the first … Continue reading

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A Little Italy in San Jose

Join us in celebrating Italian heritage at the Little Italy event in San Jose’s Little Italy neighborhood. Didn’t know there was such a neighborhood? Well, this is the perfect time to come on by and check it out with a … Continue reading

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Spying with Marco Polo

Remember the exhibit in Venice commemorating Casanova with over a thousand mosaic tiles? It’s called “Spying on History with Casanova.” Well, artist Manuel Carrión has begun a new project honoring famed Venetian traveler Marco Polo. Here’s a video from the … Continue reading

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Puzzling #4

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