Tag Archives: Italian women

Celebrating the Birthday Boy with a New Exhibit

  April 2 is Casanova’s birthday. Venice acknowledged him in a big way this year with two events, one at the Casino Venier and the other at the new Casanova Museum and Experience.  Casino Venier used to be a casino … Continue reading

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Sneaking into Rosalba’s Garden

Ca’ Biondetti sits in the shadows of Peggy Guggenheim’s home-turned-museum on the Grand Canal. But oh, what treasures and history it holds! I’ve written about it in A Beautiful Woman in Venice as the former home of Rosalba Carriera, famed … Continue reading

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Casanova Seduces Nine at Once

  What does a Suspicious  Husband taste like? That’s what I had for lunch last weekend in the museum cafe. I finally made the trip to San Francisco to see the exhibit “Casanova: The Seduction of Europe” at the Legion of … Continue reading

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Redefining Beauty: Arcangela Tarabotti

Happy International Women’s Day! To celebrate, I’d like to bring you a video in the Redefining Beauty series. Today I’ll focus on Arcangela Tarabotti. We don’t have a portrait of her. As a teenager, she took orders to be a … Continue reading

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Quattro Minuti con Casanova: Teatro Benedetto

In case you’re putting in a little extra time to get to know Casanova these days, in conjunction with the exhibit “Casanova: The Seduction of Europe,” here’s another in my series of videos showing places Casanova visited. He loved the … Continue reading

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Saldi Saldi Saldi!

Need something new to load onto your new eReader? Smashwords is having a promotion from December 25 through the end of 2017, and you can get ebook editions of any of my books at half price! Prices range from 99 … Continue reading

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Redefining Beauty Videos: Marina Querini Benzon

As many of you know, one advantage of Biennale years is that exhibits are housed inside palaces and buildings that are often not otherwise open to the public. I was giddy with excitement when I found that Palazzo Benzon, former … Continue reading

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