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Losing Sleep in Venice

A lot of people lost a lot of sleep over this show! My friend Adriano sent me a link to a recent RAI tv film about Venice. Although it’s all in Italian, even if you don’t speak that language, you … Continue reading

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Hide and Seek

Ancient kitchens in the Ospedaletto? A farmer’s market at the women’s prison? A late night library? These are some of the intriguing places included in a recent article in Italy Magazine, which I thought I’d share with you today: “The … Continue reading

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Quattro Minuti con Casanova: The Ridotto

It’s been a while since I shared a Quattro Minuti video with you. I know, some of you have already binged watched all of them on YouTube. But I’m guessing some of you wait feverishly for me to dole out … Continue reading

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Quattro Minuti con Casanova: The Casino

Americans think of a casino as a place to go gambling. During Casanova’s 18th century, a casino was a small casa, the sort of pleasure apartment that they brought their friends or lover to. Wealthy nobles often had casini where … Continue reading

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Casanova Credits

Tonight in France on France 2 aired a new documentary on Casanova, created by Jean-Edouard Choppin. Here is a link to the announcement and previews: http://www.france2.fr/emissions/secrets-d-histoire It’s part of a series called Secrets d’Histoire. Jean-Edouard Choppin contacted me a year … Continue reading

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Is My Passion Misguided?

“This is a city of mazes. You may set off from the same place to the same place every day and never go by the same route” (p. 49). That’s from┬áThe Passion by Jeanette Winterson, a novel set partly in … Continue reading

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Quattro Minuti con Casanova: Teatro Malibran

Are you addicted to Casanova like I am? Do you need a hit? Here’s your latest edition of Quatto Minuti con Casanova! Check out one of the theaters where the C Man hung out with the actors. He even rented … Continue reading

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