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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Liz from DreamDiscoverItalia

WordPress brought us together… I met Elizabeth Salthouse when she reached out to me after reading my blog here on WordPress. In fact, we met up in Venice, checked out some Casanova sites together, had a spritz, and hit it … Continue reading

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Dear Venice, Wish You Were Here #2

“Auguri infiniti e Tante cose affettuose” What a greeting! “Infinite wishes and many affectionate things”–or something like that. Native speakers out there, is there a better way to translate this? By the way, I love how the lamppost stretches out … Continue reading

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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome #4

Another stop on my walking tour of Casanova’s Rome with Adriano Contini. During those early days in Rome 1743, Casanova was trying so hard to walk a straight and narrow path in order to impress his mentors, Don Gasparo, Father … Continue reading

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Casanova in the Light and in the Dark

Much work has been done to organize Casanova’s papers, translate his memoirs and other works, and research the people and places he writes about. But the critical analysis of his impact, his place in literature, his place in the 18th … Continue reading

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Casanova, from Tuscany to Spessa

When most people think of Casanova, they think of him in his heyday, surrounded by nobility, beautiful women, dashing men. Certainly, this is Casanova’s place in our collective memory, but his sojourns might also be filled with anxieties about his … Continue reading

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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome #3

Campo dei Fiori (literally meaning a “field of flowers”) is a popular spot for both locals and tourists in Rome. But Casanova also writes of visiting this place in 1743. He was an adolescent, in fact even tells how he … Continue reading

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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome #2

Last time I took you to Rome, we visited the Spanish Embassy, where Casanova had an apartment for a short time. If he were to walk out the front door of the embassy, he could cross the piazza to building … Continue reading

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