Tag Archives: Giudecca

50 in One Fell Swoop

There I was, lying in bed reading, wincing and grimacing as the book reached its climax. I don’t want to say any more, so that you get to experience this thrill yourself! I recently read The Four Horsemen, the last … 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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Arriva!

My Marco Polo plaque successfully traveled to its destination. My friends Carol and Linda were in Venice last week and delivered my creation to ¬†Carrion Gallery on Giudecca. Here’s Manuel Carrion holding my square. Now the square will become part … Continue reading

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Spying with Marco Polo

Remember the exhibit in Venice commemorating Casanova with over a thousand mosaic tiles? It’s called “Spying on History with Casanova.” Well, artist Manuel Carri√≥n has begun a new project honoring famed Venetian traveler Marco Polo. Here’s a video from the … Continue reading

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Redentore Regatta Report

Yesterday afternoon I headed across the Redentore bridge once again in order to watch the regattas. The races included the giovanissimi (the young men) in the pupparino, the men in the pupparino, and the gondola with two rowers. Here’s what … Continue reading

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Regatta Report!

He did it again! Yesterday, Paolo D’Este, nicknamed Super D’Este, won his twenty-second first-place flag for the two-rower gondola regatta. This race always takes place on the Sunday of Redentore, the festival commemorating the end of the Black Plague in … Continue reading

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Was Giudecca Named for the Jews?

I recently read Christopher Moore’s new book The Serpent of Venice, which is an unholy marriage between Shakespeare’s Othello and Merchant of Venice, with some of Poe’s “Cask of Amontillado” thrown in. (In other words, a little slice of heaven … Continue reading

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