Tag Archives: Piazza San Marco

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From the James Bond film Moonraker. I love the silly bits at the end, like the pigeon doing a double-take, or the guy at the table deciding that a gondola driving through the Piazza San Marco is a good reason … Continue reading

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Venice: Writing Under the Influence

I wish that were my title, but it actually belongs to a little book of poems by Rita Bottoms. I am often “under the influence” of Venice, so this book appealed to me. Turns out that Rita also has a … Continue reading

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Silent Lightning

Ten o’clock at night on a hot, humid day in Venice. I had just washed my hair and decided to go for a walk to let it dry. I was staying near the Piazza San Marco. Why not walk through … Continue reading

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Redentore Report!

Yesterday, all of Venice celebrated the end of the Bubonic Plague. We’re so glad it ended so many years ago! Actually, I’m guessing that many revelers are more interested in drinking prosecco and eating watermelon and watching the fireworks and … Continue reading

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Regatta di Malamocco

The winners? Rosso, Celeste, and Bianco for the men’s race in the caorline boats with 6 rowers. For the women, Viola, Marron, then Canarin for the mascarete boat with 2 rowers. I went out to Malamocco today, which is an … Continue reading

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Dancing at the Tree

No one has left a “tell-all” diary. But it seems that Marina Querini Benzon’s joie de vivre liberated her from many of the condemnations that women before her had to endure. In 1797, the Venetian republic fell to Napoleon’s troops. … Continue reading

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Polenta Where??

Please join me at my next event two weeks from today, a presentation to share the lives of Venetian women with you! It will be in the Sacramento, California, area, sponsored by the Italian Cultural Society. Here is the event … Continue reading

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