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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome–Church of San Silvestro

François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis crossed paths with Giacomo Casanova a number of times. They first met in Paris in 1752, then sort of by accident in Venice in 1753 when de Bernis was assigned there as the French Ambassador … Continue reading

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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome–The Church of Trinità dei Monti

“At seventeen or eighteen years of age, Mariuccia was tall, had a very good carriage, and seemed carved by the chisel of Praxiteles. She was fair, but her fairness was not that of a blonde, which with its unrelieved brilliance … Continue reading

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Seductive Venice from the Boot!

Carla Gambescia hosts a fabulous blog called Postcards from the Boot where she shares her love of Italy. Today she’s featuring a number of my photos, as well as her own, that highlight our sense of Venice’s seductive talents. Oh, … Continue reading

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Jonesing for Some Venice

For those readers not familiar with American expressions, to be “jonesing” for something means that you are yearning for it. Craving it. My dictionary says that typically this refers to a drug addiction, but in my case the drug of … 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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Nuns Like Tchotchkes, Too

Who can resist taking a picture like this? Don’t you want to know what each of them bought? I vote for heart-shaped sunglasses, which were in this summer, or a striped gondolier shirt, or maybe friendship bracelets all around.   … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Philip Gwynne Jones

I was first introduced to Philip Gwynne Jones through our mutual friend, author Gregory Dowling, and now Philip is contributing to an upcoming book I’m putting together. He is a Welsh author living and working in Venice. He first came … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Cecelia Pierotti

Cecelia Pierotti and I met through this very blog, discovering that we live not too far from each other. Over a lovely lunch in a city midway between us, we realized we have much in common besides our love for … Continue reading

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A Peek into the Past

A reader recently shared this link from the Telegraph. Check out the Venice of a hundred plus years ago. Some are black and white only, while others are hand tinted. 21 Photos of Early Venice I’m trying to make sense … 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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