Tag Archives: Padua

Casanova in Place: The Burchiello Tour

Okay, so I’ve told you about the scholarly days at the Casanova in Place Symposium, but that’s not all we did! The event included optional excursions before and after the weekend events. On Thursday, June 27, some of us took … Continue reading

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Two Women, One University

Today I spent a lovely day in Padova with Tiziana, the person who translated my Casanova guidebook, Seductive Venice, into Italian. We walked around the city to see the most beautiful sites, from the Caffe Pedrocchi, to the Palazzo delle … Continue reading

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Who Wins the Laurel?

Elena Cornaro Piscopia, that’s who. The first woman in the world to earn a university degree was from Venice. I’ve read that some others have been named as the first woman to earn a degree, and I came across an … Continue reading

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