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Where the Water Goes

This summer while visiting some Biennale locations, I stopped in at Palazzo Donà in Campo San Polo. In this case I was more interested in the palace and its courtyard, as I saw something I hadn’t seen before. Notice how … Continue reading

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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome–Palazzo Ottoboni-Fiano

This is the site of the Palazzo Ottoboni-Fiano, at the Piazza di San Lorenzo in Lucina address #4, which Casanova visited in 1770. He had received a letter of introduction written by the Venetian nobleman Signor Zulian to his sister, … Continue reading

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Where Am I?

I haven’t posted one of these in a long time! But this past August I found myself inside a gorgeous building. Can you guess where I am?

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Towards the Light #2

Today is a day I need light.

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Katia Waegemans

Like so many other “Venice, My Muse” interviewees, I met Katia because she is a Venetophile who I invited to contribute to First Spritz Is Free. She runs an excellent blog, The Venice Insider, with many great tips and insights … Continue reading

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Towards the Light #1

Just an image to share today. I love getting into palazzi.

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Casanova in Place: The Walks and Museum

The Casanova in Place Symposium focused primarily on the papers and authors and the ballet, which I have posted about in the last few weeks. But it was also about bringing people together in Venice in order to get a … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Anna Söderblom

Venice draws people to her from all over the world and for such varied reasons. When I was in Venice last week, I met Anna Söderblom, the subject of this month’s “Venice, My Muse” interview, which I bring to you … Continue reading

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“Venice, My Muse:” An Interview with Judith Harris

A mutual friend and Venetophile introduced me to Judith Harris a couple years ago, and I had the pleasure of including her essay on Venice in my book First Spritz Is Free. Judith’s voluminous knowledge of Venetian history enlivens her … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Scott Stavrou

I was introduced to Scott by another Venetophile, shortly after he published his novel Losing Venice. Luckily for me, he also agreed to write a chapter for First Spritz Is Free: Confessions of Venice Addicts. Though Scott used to live … Continue reading

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