Tag Archives: Casanova

Venice, My Muse: An Interview with JoAnn Locktov

Here is the third installment of the new interview series, “Venice, My Muse.” Today we’ll hear from JoAnn Locktov, editor of the Dream of Venice series. JoAnn established Bella Figura Publications in 2014, as an imprint dedicated to publishing books … Continue reading

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Celebrating Cinquecento

No, not the century, but my 500th blog post! I started this blog in April 2012, and today you are reading my five hundredth posting. Should I name the 500 things I most love about Venice? The 500 most interesting … Continue reading

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Quattro Minuti con Casanova: Santa Maria degli Angeli

Barbara Lynn-Davis’ book Casanova’s Secret Wife reminded me that I have a video to share with you–a Quattro Minuti episode I filmed at the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli, attached to what used to be the convent of the … Continue reading

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The Devil Had Him by the Hair

Who did the devil have by the hair? And what did he have planned? Check out this post on Dianne Hales’ blog site Becoming Italian Word by Word. Dianne is the author of La Bella Lingua and Mona Lisa: A … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Vonda Wells

I met Vonda Wells when she ordered a copy of my book Free Gondola Ride. She was then formulating her tour company, A Beautiful Woman in Venice, and gave me the idea to write a book about these remarkable Venetian … Continue reading

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Meeting Albert

Do you remember seeing this before? In February 2017 I wrote about this plaque on the Calle Scaleter #2235, outside the shop of Monica Daniele. When he visited Venice, Casanovist Marco Leeflang investigated and met Monica, a maker of hats … Continue reading

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And the Winner Is…

Cecilia! Thank you to all who “liked” the first “Venice, My Muse” interview with Barbara Lynn-Davis, and to those who left comments. I love how people connected with Barbara’s responses and then added their own favorite places, paintings, memories, and … Continue reading

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