Tag Archives: Elena Cornaro

Two Women, One University

Today I spent a lovely day in Padova with Tiziana, the person who translated my Casanova guidebook, Seductive Venice, into Italian. We walked around the city to see the most beautiful sites, from the Caffe Pedrocchi, to the Palazzo delle … Continue reading

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The Book – The Trip

The book, the trip, the realization of a long time dream! Three years ago Vonda approached me with the idea to write a book about Venetian women, a book that would work in conjunction with a tour of sites related … Continue reading

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Who Wins the Laurel?

Elena Cornaro Piscopia, that’s who. The first woman in the world to earn a university degree was from Venice. I’ve read that some others have been named as the first woman to earn a degree, and I came across an … Continue reading

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