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Meeting Marco

You can’t find him on Wikipedia. I guess you just have to go to his house. So I got on an airplane and flew for 11 hours then took a train and a taxi and ended up at the house of … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Birthday Boy with a New Exhibit

  April 2 is Casanova’s birthday. Venice acknowledged him in a big way this year with two events, one at the Casino Venier and the other at the new Casanova Museum and Experience.  Casino Venier used to be a casino … Continue reading

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Casanova Seduces Nine at Once

  What does a Suspicious  Husband taste like? That’s what I had for lunch last weekend in the museum cafe. I finally made the trip to San Francisco to see the exhibit “Casanova: The Seduction of Europe” at the Legion of … Continue reading

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Casanova in da House, Yo!

Palazzo Zaguri, which has been under scaffolding for the last few years, is finally reopening–as a museum and exhibit space. It will also have a large library and bookstore. It’s located in Campo San Maurizio, not far from Campo Santo … 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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Redefining Beauty: Arcangela Tarabotti

Happy International Women’s Day! To celebrate, I’d like to bring you a video in the Redefining Beauty series. Today I’ll focus on Arcangela Tarabotti. We don’t have a portrait of her. As a teenager, she took orders to be a … Continue reading

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Snow! And an Announcement…

I know this is a few days old now, but still I wanted to share with you the beauty of a snow-covered Venice. Snow covers Venice Friends living there have talked about its beauty as well as its treachery. Ice … Continue reading

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