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Venetian Emoji #6

Either this looks like someone gritting his teeth, or maybe it’s two faces, one atop the other? What emotion is this Venetian emoji expressing?

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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome–Customs Office

Rome’s ancient customs office or Dogana di Terra was in a building designed by Carlo Fontana in 1696, which incorporated the pillars from a temple honoring Emperor Hadrian built in 144. It was renovated and simplified in 1879-1882 and again … Continue reading

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Praise for Venice Rising

Last post, I announced the new anthology of stories by Venetians living through first the historic floods of last November and then the Covid-19 lockdown. Four of my favorite writers on Venice and Italy have shared these reviews of┬áVenice Rising: … Continue reading

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Puzzle (2)

The colors of Venice…. Hopefully my cats don’t make off with any of the pieces.

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