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Sneaking into a Palazzo

I’ve long wondered what it was like inside Ca’ Foscari, the palazzo that houses Venice’s main university. Last summer a friend took me on a brief, partial tour to see some of the rooms. Here’s a peek!

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The Last Lion

When Napoleon marched into Venice, he ordered all the carved lions of St. Mark to be removed from the pozzi and other public places. Wipe out those symbols of Venetian power! Well, his minions missed one! A local showed me … Continue reading

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