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Does Covid19 Lead to Clean Canals?

Venice’s canals are notoriously dirty, but with Italy locked down and the tourists staying away, residents are noticing that the canals look cleaner. There actually seeing fish! But what is the real reason for this new clarity? Check out this … 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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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Scott Stavrou

I was introduced to Scott by another Venetophile, shortly after he published his novel Losing Venice. Luckily for me, he also agreed to write a chapter for First Spritz Is Free: Confessions of Venice Addicts. Though Scott used to live … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Karen Cogan

As you may remember from a recent post, Karen Cogan is a fellow Venice addict who recently sent me a painting she made of Ca’ Memmo. Clearly, she loves this city, so this month she shares with you her responses … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Andrea Perego

This month you’ll meet another person fascinated with both Venice and Casanova. Andrea Perego is a Berlin-based Italo-Australian journalist and writer.┬áHe lived in Sydney where he worked as a broadcaster journalist for SBS Radio, and in Venice, where he earned … Continue reading

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Initial Impressions

  Here are a couple first impressions of Venice, with writing that lifts my heart. Just wanted to share. “I took a water-bus from the Lido to Venice proper, and approaching this city in the sea, glittering in brilliant sunshine, … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with These Pictures?

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