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Losing or Gaining Venice?

How does one lose a city? Lose it to tourism? Lose it by falling out of love with it? Lose it to memory loss as one ages? Or, as the protagonist Mark thinks to himself, “What myriad assortment of fickle … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Luisella Romeo

Luisella Romeo’s reputation preceded her. I had heard so much about her knowledge and passion for Venice before I got to meet her last summer. I was also delighted to have her contribute to First Spritz Is Free: Confessions of … Continue reading

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A Cassone to Hope For

A cassone is a large chest, often used for a women’s trousseau and sometimes called a wedding chest. They were a prized possession and status symbol for many families and were often displayed in the bedroom. These beautiful specimens here … Continue reading

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Why Should Someone Read …

…my books? You can find out the answer to this and other questions in an interview recently posted by the Italian American Press, an online resource listing dozens of books about Italian American topics. They include fiction, history, biography, memoir, … Continue reading

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Nuns Like Tchotchkes, Too

Who can resist taking a picture like this? Don’t you want to know what each of them bought? I vote for heart-shaped sunglasses, which were in this summer, or a striped gondolier shirt, or maybe friendship bracelets all around.   … Continue reading

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Dear Evelina,

Do you ever wish you could meet people from the past? Evelina van Millingen Pisani is one of those intriguing characters I’d like to share a cup of tea with.  I got to know her in the book Evelina: A … Continue reading

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Traduzione–Seductive Venice in Translation

I am so pleased to announce that Seductive Venice: In Casanova’s Footsteps, has been translated into Italian! As you may already know, Seductive Venice is the title of the American edition of the book, published by my small press imprint … Continue reading

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