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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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Casanova and the Chicken Mystery–A Challenge to You

“You smell of Venice and not in a good way.” This was my favorite line, though it’s not the one that first caught my attention. My partner RJ has been making his way (rather alarmingly quickly, I might add) through … Continue reading

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Quattro Minuti con Casanova: Ponte Bernardo

A couple months ago I had a special request from a Quattro Minuti viewer–Did I know the story of Casanova’s encounter with Razzetta? Did I have a video for this site? At that time I did not, but I kept … Continue reading

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