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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Katia Waegemans

Like so many other “Venice, My Muse” interviewees, I met Katia because she is a Venetophile who I invited to contribute to First Spritz Is Free. She runs an excellent blog, The Venice Insider, with many great tips and insights … Continue reading

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Sharing: Postcards from the Boot

A friend recently introduced me to this website Postcards from the Boot, a paean to Italy and all its foods, colors, sights, and joys. Look for the May 4, 2019, post, also listed under the “Places” category. Carla Gambescia clearly … Continue reading

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“Venice, My Muse:” An Interview with Judith Harris

A mutual friend and Venetophile introduced me to Judith Harris a couple years ago, and I had the pleasure of including her essay on Venice in my book First Spritz Is Free. Judith’s voluminous knowledge of Venetian history enlivens her … Continue reading

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Who Doesn’t Love a List?

Not me! I love lists–making them, reading them, checking them off…. Katia from The Venice Insider blog has posted her end of the year best books on Venice list. I’m happy to share it here. It’s impressive–she must read a … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Luca Marchiori

Luca Marchiori was born in Venice to a Venetian father and English mother. As a small child his family took him to live in his mother’s native town of Bournemouth where he grew up, shuttling back and forward between there … Continue reading

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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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An Obsession, a Craving, an Infatuation

“But the thing that unites all 35 Venetophiles in First Spritz is Free is an obsession, a craving, an infatuation, an addiction for the mystical city of Venice. If you’ve ever dreamt of visiting Venice, have family roots there or … Continue reading

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