Category Archives: Venice

Ahhh, anything about the city I love.

Sharing: Venice by Paint

Postcards from the Boot, a blog by Carla Gambescia, always includes luscious images. Here is her collection of artists’ depictions of our favorite city, titled “Seduced by the Light.” Enjoy!

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“A” Is for Amore

I was going to come up with my own snappy title for this post, but Dianne Hales already has the best title! This is her new book, a joyful read you can dip into whenever you need an infusion of … Continue reading

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Virtual Venice with Luisella Romeo

Today I should have been arriving in France, followed by travels in Rome and then Venice. Of course, the corona virus has prevented me from making this trip. This will be only the second time since 1996 that I will … Continue reading

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A Giant Among Books

You all know that I’m a big fan of Venice (obviously!), but I’m also a big fan of Laura Morelli and her books set in Venice. Her newest book has just come out, and, though it’s set in Florence (gasp!), … Continue reading

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Puzzle (7)

The more of the puzzle I complete, the more that I want to be in Venice! (Can you also see the crossword puzzle that I still haven’t completed? What’s a 7 letter word for “how the earth rotates?” Or a … Continue reading

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La Morte di Casanova

Today being June 4, the date of Casanova’s death, it seemed like the perfect time to post this. Apparently there is some controversy about Casanova’s death, that he didn’t actually die on June 4, 1798. I reached out to Pablo … Continue reading

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Puzzle (6)

The sides are really coming along! I wonder if gondoliers spend any time looking at puzzles, movies, books, newspapers, and such to see how often they show up in others’ images? I know when I see a gondolier in a … Continue reading

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Redefining Beauty: Giustina Rossi

Why have I waited so long to post this video? Giustina Rossi is a Venetian hero and the story from farthest in the past from my collection of Beautiful Women in Venice. I cajoled a stranger on a busy day … Continue reading

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Sharing: Barbara Lynn-Davis Interview

Tune in tomorrow (May 29) to hear a live interview with Barbara Lynn-Davis on Instagram. My life has intersected with Barbara’s in a number of ways–shared research, her contribution to First Spritz Is Free, and her participation on the author … Continue reading

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Venice, Wish You Were Here #8

This one is interesting because the postal rubber stamp is different. Most of the postcards I’ve shared here have a round rubber stamp, often from Venezia Ferrovia. But this one is Palazzo Grassi. Too bad part of it is missing! … Continue reading

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