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The Floating City Misnomer

A friend recently lent me Dan Brown’s Inferno, saying, “Lots of it is set in Venice!” So I had to read it. It took a few hundred pages for the protagonist Robert Langdon to get himself to Venice, but he … Continue reading

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Casanova’s Condoms

Last time I was in Venice, I stopped by the lovely bookstore Acqua Alta, the one with a gondola inside and a staircase made of books out back. (I posted on this a while ago.) The owner, a smiley wild-haired … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Lots of people have asked me recently if I’ve seen images of the acqua alta. Pretty crazy, seeing people swimming in the Piazza San Marco! Here’s what one Venice lover had to say about the “sinking city”: “Despite the evidence … Continue reading

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Acqua Alta This Week in Venice

Acqua Alta This Week in Venice Click on the link to check out these photos. Looks like at least some people were having fun despite the high waters. I always think of the residents, though. My friend Stefano has had … Continue reading

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