Category Archives: Venice

Ahhh, anything about the city I love.

Redefining Beauty: Luisa Bergallii Gozzi

Women’s History Month is almost over, and I don’t want to miss the opportunity to tell you about a little-known remarkable Venetian woman. Labeled a shrew, when really she was the one supporting a crumbling noble family, Luisa Bergalli Gozzi … Continue reading

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What Does a Navel Have to Do with Casanova?

Here is a curious item related to Casanova. My friend Marco sent me photos of a small medal cast in silver. At his request, it was commissioned and then created in 1998 by a Dutch association to honor Casanova. Roberto Ruggió … Continue reading

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Where Am I?

Can you figure out where I am? (Or technically, where I was. I’m in California right now as I post this!)

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Bug Killler Gondola

As part of my occasional series of gondola-related stuff, here’s your latest peek into my collection. I got this at the fair trade shop by the Rialto Bridge. It’s made from used bug spray cans. Clever recycling, but whoever got … Continue reading

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Casanova Location Gets Recognized

A friend recently sent me this photo. I knew about this general location, where Casanova aided Bragadin after the party, but I didn’t know that someone had found the precise site of the former caffe. Or did they? Is this sign … Continue reading

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Venice: Writing Under the Influence

I wish that were my title, but it actually belongs to a little book of poems by Rita Bottoms. I am often “under the influence” of Venice, so this book appealed to me. Turns out that Rita also has a … Continue reading

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Dancing the Casanova Dance

  Scantily-clad ballet dancers? Okay! Casanova’s life has been depicted as numerous films, TV dramas, graphic novels, fiction, and cartoons. The latest–a ballet. Check out the website here: Casanova by Northern Ballet There’s a trailer, behind the scenes video, some stills … Continue reading

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