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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome–Caffè Greco

Another stop on my walking tour of Casanova’s Rome with Adriano Contini. During those early days in Rome 1743, Casanova was trying so hard to walk a straight and narrow path in order to impress his mentors, Don Gasparo, Father … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Rita Bottoms

Venice brought us together. Rita and I met through my blog and developed an online friendship until we met in person last year to attend the Casanova exhibition together last year in San Francisco. Since we live only about 45 … Continue reading

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The Horse from Paradise Lost

Anyone remember this horse and rider from Il Paradiso Perduto? He used to sit near the front door (though he seemed to wander to different parts of the establishment each time I went). This was back in the day, before … Continue reading

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Random Journal Entry #7

Another in the continuing series of random writings I pull from old journals. This is kind of a weird topic, but I bet many of you have experienced the zanzare… Aug. 6 I’m being eaten alive by bugs. I spent … Continue reading

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A Little Italy in San Jose

Join us in celebrating Italian heritage at the Little Italy event in San Jose’s Little Italy neighborhood. Didn’t know there was such a neighborhood? Well, this is the perfect time to come on by and check it out with a … Continue reading

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Granddaughter of the Doge!

Last summer I met Patrizia, who was working at the time as a barista at Caffe Frari. I was staying nearby and went in most days, and  she always chatted with me and my friends. She’s super friendly, and we … Continue reading

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