Tag Archives: Castello

Redefining Beauty: Giovanna

Do you believe in miracles? Giovanna did. During the plague of 1630, she wanted to protect her neighbors in the Corte Nova in Venice’s Castello district. Watch this video to learn more about what Giovanna did and see where she … Continue reading

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Strings of Lights

Always strings of lights. Blue and green and yellow and red and orange. They announce the sagra¬†before you even cross the bridge into San Pietro in Castello–or San Piero, as it’s said in dialect. This was the biggest sagra¬†I had … Continue reading

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Redefining Beauty: Arcangela Tarabotti

Happy International Women’s Day! To celebrate, I’d like to bring you a video in the Redefining Beauty series. Today I’ll focus on Arcangela Tarabotti. We don’t have a portrait of her. As a teenager, she took orders to be a … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Laura Morelli

As you probably know, or could guess, I read a lot of books about Venice or set in Venice. So I was delighted a few years back to discover Laura Morelli’s book The Gondola Maker, which married my love of … Continue reading

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Random Journal Entry #5

Here is one in a very occasional series where I type up one of my journal entries from when I was in Venice. This is from last summer, a Saturday in July when I apparently didn’t know what the date … Continue reading

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