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Live Chat on Instagram!

Monica Cesarato and I are defying the shelter in place rule to meet for a live chat–on Instagram! So I guess we’re not really defying any rule, but we just want to hang out and chat across the time zones. … Continue reading

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Does Covid19 Lead to Clean Canals?

Venice’s canals are notoriously dirty, but with Italy locked down and the tourists staying away, residents are noticing that the canals look cleaner. There actually seeing fish! But what is the real reason for this new clarity? Check out this … Continue reading

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“The Sound of No Hands Clapping”

La Fenice in Venice is dark, as is pretty much every large venue, but the musicians play on! I heard this radio item while commuting home from my school that is now closed due to the corona virus. (image from … Continue reading

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Sharing: “Not Waving but Drowning”

Fellow Venetophile Jane Fleming shared this poem that her poet husband composed. A melancholy thought for the year’s end, but certainly a poem worth sharing. The image is from his blog site as well. Thanks for sharing!

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Acts That Go Against Decorum

If you follow Venice news, you’ve probably seen this article by now about the German couple fined and expelled from the city for making coffee on the Rialto Bridge. Their penalty comes from the “Acts that go against decorum” statutes … Continue reading

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