Tag Archives: Italian language

A Peek into the Past

A reader recently shared this link from the Telegraph. Check out the Venice of a hundred plus years ago. Some are black and white only, while others are hand tinted. 21 Photos of Early Venice I’m trying to make sense … Continue reading

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Whose Venetian Blood?

Murder is a good excuse… …to read about Venice! The neighborhood around the Guggenheim and the Dogana, crossing the Accademia Bridge, Bacino Orseolo, the Church of Santa Fosca, the Marciana, lunch on Torcello, a cabana on the Lido, the Scuola … Continue reading

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The Devil Had Him by the Hair

Who did the devil have by the hair? And what did he have planned? Check out this post on Dianne Hales’ blog site Becoming Italian Word by Word. Dianne is the author of La Bella Lingua and Mona Lisa: A … Continue reading

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Join Me in Little Italy!

Put October 1 on your calendar for the Little Italy Street Festival! Admission is free, and all proceeds help fund the Little Italy Museum and other local projects. Live music all day, wine tasting and food vendors, plus lots of … Continue reading

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Meeting Albert

Do you remember seeing this before? In February 2017 I wrote about this plaque on the Calle Scaleter #2235, outside the shop of Monica Daniele. When he visited Venice, Casanovist Marco Leeflang investigated and met Monica, a maker of hats … Continue reading

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It’s Always Marchini Time!

One of my favorite things to do in Venice these days is eat pastries! In the past for me it was only gelato gelato gelato gelato. But I have discovered these pasticcerie that make me incredibly happy. Please excuse me … Continue reading

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Two Kinds of Venetians

“There are two kinds of Venetians,” she said, “those who are born in Venice, and those who become Venetian in their hearts.” Marisa Convento is sort of both kinds. She was born in Mestre but married a Venetian and moved … Continue reading

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