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A Little Christmas Coming Your Way

Looking through old photos the other day, I came across this one from about five years ago when I was in Venice just after Christmas. The gondoliers at traghetto Santa Sofia had set up a creche. So sweet!

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Gondola Stuff: Mug

It happened again! I thought I had found and shared with you every gondola thing in my house. Then when I went to have a cup of tea, I came across this mug I hadn’t used in a while. It’s … Continue reading

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Share the Gioia!

I’ve previously posted about ways to support artisans whose businesses and livelihoods have been hit hard by the shut downs and travel restrictions. Here’s a new way to support Italian artisans and receive a surprise gift! One of our local … Continue reading

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Proud Owner of a Casanova

“Casanova,” besides referring to any random womanizer, generally refers to Giacomo Casanova, the adventurer and writer. Some art lovers and historians know about his brother Francesco, a painter known best for his battle scenes. But they also had another brother: … Continue reading

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A Giant Among Books

You all know that I’m a big fan of Venice (obviously!), but I’m also a big fan of Laura Morelli and her books set in Venice. Her newest book has just come out, and, though it’s set in Florence (gasp!), … Continue reading

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Sharing: Venice by Mirror

Have you seen this new art installation? I won’t try explaining it–you should check out the article and the many photos.

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Recreations: Lucrezia Marinella

Karen has recreated this image of Lucrezia Marinella, the genre-defying author from the 1500s. I don’t know how the women back then created those little horns with their hair, and I don’t blame Karen for not trying to mimic that … Continue reading

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Recreations: Maria Boscola

Inspired by the recent wave of artwork recreations, I attempted to recreate the 1784 portrait of Maria Boscola, the regatta racer famed for winning five races (four firsts and one second) in a 44 year span. She’s still remembered by … Continue reading

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More Support for Artisans

My last post about Damocle Bookstore prompted more responses and requests for information about how to support Venetian artisans. JoAnn Locktov shared this link, which lists a wide variety of creators, from painted fabric, to forcole, to glass jewelry. There’s … Continue reading

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