Tag Archives: Bellini

Venice, My Muse: Donna Jo Napoli

Over twenty years ago, I was in a traditional trattoria and was charmed by a retired sandolista named Guido. He told me his life story about being a child during World War II who was rounded up and sent away … Continue reading

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Goal: Don’t Leave the Lagoon

I had passed the place a number of times, it being on my walk to the language class I took a few years ago. Da LeLe, the little bacar√≤¬†wine bar, couldn’t hold its patrons in its 4 x 4 interior, … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Philip Gwynne Jones

I was first introduced to Philip Gwynne Jones through our mutual friend, author Gregory Dowling, and now Philip is contributing to an upcoming book I’m putting together. He is a Welsh author living and working in Venice. He first came … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Christine Volker

Venice and books brought us together. Christine Volker actually lives quite near to me in the California Bay Area, but I didn’t know that until I learned about her new book, Venetian Blood. I read and reviewed it as part … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Laura Morelli

As you probably know, or could guess, I read a lot of books about Venice or set in Venice. So I was delighted a few years back to discover Laura Morelli’s book The Gondola Maker, which married my love of … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Vonda Wells

I met Vonda Wells when she ordered a copy of my book Free Gondola Ride. She was then formulating her tour company, A Beautiful Woman in Venice, and gave me the idea to write a book about these remarkable Venetian … Continue reading

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Some Artwork Worth Noticing

I spotted these interesting works at the Museo Correr today. Here’s a painting by Giovanni Bellini where Jesus actually looks like he’s from the Middle East. Or does he look like he’s from the Planet of the Apes? This one … Continue reading

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