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New Views of Casanova

Casanova always wanted to be the center of things–the one people noticed in the room, the one to catch a woman’s eye, the one befriended by the wealthy and well-connected. Many past writers have instead relegated Casanova to the margins, … Continue reading

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Gondola Stuff: Espresso Cup

Nooo! I think the gondola stuff is starting to breed in the cupboards! I have found yet another gondola-themed thing: this lovely little espresso cup and saucer. A friend gave it to me. It really is a wonderful, simple design, … Continue reading

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Just Sayin’ … Don’t Miss This!

Last week I mentioned that Live in Venice was starting. Well, the week is well under way, and I hope you’ve been enjoying it! There are soooo many excellent interviews for you to check out–glass etchers, bead makers, chocolatiers, wig … Continue reading

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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome–Church of San Silvestro

François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis crossed paths with Giacomo Casanova a number of times. They first met in Paris in 1752, then sort of by accident in Venice in 1753 when de Bernis was assigned there as the French Ambassador … Continue reading

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Vampires Are Forever

Dark alleys, spooky corners, moldering palaces, lonely footsteps at night. Venice has many ingredients for a good vampire story. Forever Young by Barbara Stanzl and Brett Fitzpatrick brings you a blend of modern Venice and historic backstory with plenty of … Continue reading

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Sharing: Live in Venice! May 17-23

Live-In-Venice Press Release Live-Streamed Event ‘Live-In-Venice’ Will Share City Secrets With The World Live-In-Venice will take place between 17-23 May 2021 Over 70 interviews and events live-streamed on Facebook, Vimeo and the event website Interviews with artisans, art galleries and … Continue reading

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Venetian Emoji #6

Either this looks like someone gritting his teeth, or maybe it’s two faces, one atop the other? What emotion is this Venetian emoji expressing?

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Sharing: “Like Walking on Water”

Check out this great pair of kicks, Venetian styling! (For those who don’t hang around teens and shoe aficionados, “kicks” refers to shoes.) I’m sharing this blog post from VeneziaBlog, featuring these amazing gondola-inspired shoes designed by Rolando Segalin and … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary, Venice Rising!

One year ago this week, I agreed to Rosemary Wilmot’s idea to create the book that became Venice Rising: Aqua Granda, Pandemic, Rebirth. She and I had met via email because of Venice blog posts that brought us together and … Continue reading

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The Impiraresse Gain Recognition!

Venice’s glass beads, bead makers, and the women who strung and worked with these beads have achieved worldwide recognition: They have been granted status by UNESCO as an “Intangible Cultural Heritage.” Read here about the history of these beads and … Continue reading

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