Tag Archives: Italian heritage

ABWIV: Maria Boscola

My last post discussed the water that appears to be cleaner in Venice’s canals and lagoons, particularly affected by the lack of boats that usually stir up the sediment. This got me thinking about Venetian boats, which led me to … Continue reading

Posted in A Beautiful Woman in Venice, Gondolas, Italian heritage, Venice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Sharing: Gondola Shoes

Provocative title, no? Do I mean shoes you wear on a gondola? Shoes that gondolas wear? Neither! Rita (who has contributed Venetiana to this site before) sent this photo spotted in Santa Cruz, California, of a painting featuring gondolas in … Continue reading

Posted in Gondolas, Italian heritage, Venice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Sharing: The Oldest Map of Venice

Fellow Venice lover (and poet) Rita Bottoms shared this news item. Researcher Dr. Sandra Toffolo discovered the oldest-known map of Venice, dating to between 1345-1350. The drawing comes from a travel journal of Niccolò da Poggibonsi. But here’s an important … Continue reading

Posted in Gondolas, Italian heritage, Venice, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Marco Zecchin

Marco Zecchin and I met in, I think, 2005 when we were both selling our books at the Italian American Heritage Foundation event in San Jose. We hit it off immediately and have been friends ever since, enjoying dinners together, … Continue reading

Posted in Casanova, Gondolas, Italian heritage, Venice, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments