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Gilded Age

Have you ever moved in close to one of those early Renaissance panels with the gold leaf and really looked at the layers and colors and textures of it? The way the gold has a red undercoat, and how little … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Gregory Dowling

Here is the latest in my monthly series of interview with Venetophiles. This month we feature another writer. Gregory Dowling¬†grew up in Bristol, England, and graduated from Oxford University. From 1979 to 1981 he taught in language schools in Naples, … Continue reading

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Cinderella Delivers the Winning Name

Apparently Cinderella is arriving in Venice… Thank you to Piero for sending me this photo. What a great float! Today it is delivering this message: The winner of the latest tombola for the “Venice, My Muse” interview with JoAnn Locktov … Continue reading

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Sorpresa e Gratitudine

As many of you may know, Michelle Lovric has written numerous books set in Venice, including Carnevale and The Floating Book. She is also part of a wonderful blog with contributions from a number of women writers and historians (see … Continue reading

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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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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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Whose Venetian Blood?

Murder is a good excuse… …to read about Venice! The neighborhood around the Guggenheim and the Dogana, crossing the Accademia Bridge, Bacino Orseolo, the Church of Santa Fosca, the Marciana, lunch on Torcello, a cabana on the Lido, the Scuola … Continue reading

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