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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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Incendio!

Smoke poured out of a window on the first floor and from another on the second. One fireboat had already arrived, and firemen looking like giganti in their coats and helmets shouted instructions to each other. Another fireman taped off … Continue reading

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Peggy’s Palazzo

What attracts me about history are people and random facts. The weirder the better. So Peggy Guggenheim is a perfect subject. Peggy bought the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni for $60,000, to be her home and to house her art collection. … Continue reading

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