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Another Truth

I know, I know—tourists are ruining Venice. We hear it all the time. They come in and stay too short a time, eat a slice of pizza, drop their empty water bottles all over the place, stop atop every bridge … Continue reading

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Say “Ahhh!”

In Venice this summer I visited the new Istituto di tecnologia dentale nel rinascimento. As you can see, it features artwork relating to early dental practices.

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Becoming Casanova

I looked down and saw that my hands were writing a manuscript. My legs were clad in pale blue damask breeches, my feet in black shoes with silver buckles. My hand that held the pen was tickled by my lace … Continue reading

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Casanova in da House, Yo!

I’m a busy kid in Venice! I visited the Palazzo Zaguri exhibit, “Venice Secrets.” It’s huge–many floors filled with torture devices and their grisly descriptions. Chairs where they set people on fire, beds like grills, pokey things and spiky things. … Continue reading

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Artisans of Venice

At the Museo Correr, there’s this wonderful little collection of painted wooden panels depicting Venetian workers. I love this so very authentic peek into everyday Venetian life–not the doges or nobles, not the grand processions or state festivals, Bucintoro or … Continue reading

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The Voyeur

Last week when I was in the Netherlands, I visited the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. They had a special exhibit called “High Society,” which featured enormous full-length portraits of people in the upper classes from a number of centuries and countries. … Continue reading

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The Letter–An Update

Since my last post, I received more information regarding the Casanova letter I showed. Here is a transcription by Furio Luccichenti: Ieri ho avuto la lettera di mio fratello vi recherá sollievo sapere che sarà presto a Vienna. Egli mi … Continue reading

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