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Venice Streets Explained

Why is it that when you go to Rome or Florence, you stroll down a via or a strada, but in Venice you rarely see these words? Instead, you see things like calle, (which makes you think you’re in Spain … Continue reading

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Casanova Location Gets Recognized

A friend recently sent me this photo. I knew about this general location, where Casanova aided Bragadin after the party, but I didn’t know that someone had found the precise site of the former caffe. Or did they? Is this sign … Continue reading

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Redefining Beauty Videos: Cencia Scarpariola

ABWIV Cencia Scarpariola I look so worried in the thumbnail shot on this video! But do not fear–there’s nothing to fret over in this post! Here I bring you the story of Cencia Scarpariola, which this street on the island … Continue reading

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Gondolarhino

And you thought the white rhino was rare! These two were spotted in Venice at a shop on the Calle Malipiero.

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Il Cane

Seen on my street… He was waiting faithfully.

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Redefining Beauty Videos: Veronica Franco

“And it’s with great delight that I talk with those who know so as to have further chances to learn,” wrote Veronica Franco about gaining education among those in a literary salon, “for if my fate allowed, I would happily … Continue reading

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About a third of Venice’s population died in the plague of 1630-1631. But not one of them lived in the Corte Nova in the Castello district. And, according to legend, we have a young woman named Giovanna to thank for … Continue reading

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