Category Archives: Venice

Ahhh, anything about the city I love.

Need a Break? Float down the Grand Canal!

My friend and fantastic tour guide Luisella Romeo is offering a virtual cruise down the Grand Canal this Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at 6:00 pm (Britain’s time). Starting at the train station on a private boat, she’ll point out and … Continue reading

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New Casanova Book: Casanova a Trieste e Gorizia

For those of my readers who enjoy the study of Casanova’s life, good news: there is a new book! Casanova a Trieste e Gorizia by Alessandro Marzo Magno and Federico Vidic will be presented this coming Sunday, May 28, 2023, … Continue reading

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Venice at the Vatican

I was in Rome a couple months ago and of course visited the Vatican museums. Overwhelming and amazing! I forgot how astonishing Raphael’s work is and felt like I saw things anew. My husband and I also found seats along … Continue reading

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Street Art / Venetian Stylin’ #14

Those eyes are eerily realistic.

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Casanova Comes to Florida!

Casanova, the ballet, that is! Kenneth Tindall’s Casanova ballet, which premiered in Leeds by the Northern Ballet in March 2017, is running May 16–19, 2024 in Steinmetz Hall in Orlando, Florida. Get the details here. Here’s the description from the … Continue reading

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Sharing: Postcard from Venice

I’m a little late sharing this post from La Venessiana, but it’s still worth reading and viewing, if only for the gorgeous images of wisteria in Venice! Learn about the Festa di San Marco, risi e bisi (pea risotto), an … Continue reading

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Sharing: Online Seminar–Why is this so controversial?

Author Laura Morelli is offering an online seminar about Michelangelo’s statue David, which has recently been in the news when it was banned in a Florida school. Learn more from an art historian who can provide a bigger picture. You … Continue reading

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Not a Reluctant Traveler, Just a Surprised One!

I am incredibly excited to share with you some big news: I got to appear on an Apple Tv show with none other than Hollywood star Eugene Levy, Andar Per Bacari will be out in English by August 2023  and … Continue reading

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Salon Discussion: Redefining Beauty at Gabriella Cafe this Thursday, April 6

Make your reservations now so you’re sure to get a seat! The food and wine are excellent, so you’re in for a treat. See you there! p.s. I’ll have books for sale, including the new second edition of A Beautiful … Continue reading

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Gondola Stuff: Wooden Puzzle

I picked up this puzzle at a tobacco shop in Venice and had some fun putting it together. First the body of the gondola, with the ferro on one side and the popa di ferro on the other. That’s quite … Continue reading

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