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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with JoAnn Locktov

Here is the third installment of the new interview series, “Venice, My Muse.” Today we’ll hear from JoAnn Locktov, editor of the Dream of Venice series. JoAnn established Bella Figura Publications in 2014, as an imprint dedicated to publishing books … Continue reading

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Join Me in Little Italy!

Put October 1 on your calendar for the Little Italy Street Festival! Admission is free, and all proceeds help fund the Little Italy Museum and other local projects. Live music all day, wine tasting and food vendors, plus lots of … Continue reading

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San Giacomo Gets Down!

San Giacomo’s feast day is July 25, and the folks who live in Venice’s parish of San Giacomo dell’Orio know how to celebrate it! They hold their sagra around that time every year.¬†On July 18 I met up with friends, … Continue reading

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Redentore Redux

Though I posted about the Redentore fireworks last week, I’m bringing it back this week, now that I’m home and have access to the internet and all my photos. Here’s the story in pictures: Alessia, wearing purple, was our hostess, … Continue reading

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Tombola time!

A peek inside the Church of the Redentore, with Jesus high above the altar. The church was built in thanks for the end of the bubonic plague in 1576–and they’re still celebrating today. Well, wouldn’t you? The parish and neighborhood … Continue reading

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Regatta Report

Last Sunday, July 16, I attended the Redentore regatta at Giudecca. First the pupperini rowed by the youngsters got the crowd started, with Giacomo Marangon and Simone Vecchiato taking first. (What great names, right? Marangon is the name of the … Continue reading

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Little Italy, California

A few photos from the Little Italy street fair in San Jose, California. They’re raising funds for a new museum of Italian American history in our valley. The neighborhood was chosen in large part because of this building: Henry’s Hi-Life … Continue reading

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