Tag Archives: Italian history

Sharing: Making Limoncello

My friend Carol shared this video with me for how to make limoncello. But oh, the video offers so much more than that! If you want to brighten your day, click “play” and enjoy your time with Pasquale. I’d suggest … Continue reading

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Dear Venice, Wish You Were Here #17

“Come out in our gondola this evening!” Yes yes yes yes yes please! How I wish I were there with K. R. Elliott to take up this offer. Alas, I am decades too late. This card is marked “Aug. 20” … Continue reading

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Casanova in Place Redux

The latest edition of Casanoviana has made it to my mailbox! How exciting to see so many of the essays that were presented at the Casanova in Place Symposium that I organized back in 2019. Thank you to Antonio Trampus … Continue reading

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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome–Villa Albani-Torlonia

To the east of the Tiber, outside the old city walls, past the Villa Borghese, lies the Villa Albani-Torlonia, known in Casanova’s era as simply the Villa Albani. Cardinal Alessandro Albani had it built, beginning in 1747, by architect Carlo … Continue reading

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Voices from Venice Readings — Book Your Place!

You may remember from an earlier post my announcement about joining the Guild of St George, an organization inspired by John Ruskin and committed to sustaining the environment, traditional crafts, and more. I am particularly interested in their work regarding … Continue reading

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Dear Venice, Wish You Were Here #16

Okay, employ a good British accent as you read this postcard sent to London. It was apparently sent from the Ferrovia station in Venice, but the text of the postcard references spending the day in Milan, so I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Dear Venice, Wish You Were Here #15

Most of my postcards are quite old, but this one is more recent (in comparison to the others). 1981 doesn’t seem that long ago to me because I was a teenager then! But to many people I guess it’s still … Continue reading

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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome–Palazzo Frascara

When Casanova returned to Rome in 1760, he found his brother Giovanni living there and studying under the painter Rafael Mengs. Giovanni took him to visit old friends from his first trip to Rome, and introduced him to new people … Continue reading

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When Venice Lives: It Looks Like This–Venezia Stampa

Inspired by Monica Cesarato’s Live in Venice Week last May, when I went to Venice in August I sought out a number of the artisans that she and her team interviewed. After watching this interview video, I found my way … Continue reading

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Google Earth Flies Again!

If you enjoyed the Google Earth flight over Venice that took you to Casanova sites, you’ll be thrilled to learn that I have another Google Earth flight to share with you. Shawn Von Ins created another trip through Venice’s streets–and … Continue reading

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