Tag Archives: Rialto Bridge

Acts That Go Against Decorum

If you follow Venice news, you’ve probably seen this article by now about the German couple fined and expelled from the city for making coffee on the Rialto Bridge. Their penalty comes from the “Acts that go against decorum” statutes … Continue reading

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Dear Venice, Wish You Were Here (#1)

I’m starting a new series for you today! I’ve run out of Gondola Stuff to show you, so instead I’ll occasionally post selections from my postcard collection. It all started when a friend gave me about 20 Venice postcards that … Continue reading

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“The Fayrest That Ever I Saw”

“…Certaine little boates, which they call Gondolas the fayrest that ever I saw in any place,” wrote Thomas Coryat of his travels in Venice in 1611. I’ve posted excerpts from Thomas Coryat’s diaries, his descriptions of Venetian gondoliers and canals. … Continue reading

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Prepared to Hate

I was prepared to hate it. Crass commercialism. The death of a historical building. And instead I found a better outlook, and I don’t just mean the spectacular view of the Grand Canal and Venice’s rooftops. I adjusted my own … Continue reading

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Carillon Venezia

The cutest music box EVER! Or click here:¬†Carillon Venezia When I showed this to my partner RJ, he said, “And you didn’t buy it?”¬†I couldn’t! The video was sent to me by my friend Adriano. I hope it makes you … Continue reading

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Losing Sleep in Venice

A lot of people lost a lot of sleep over this show! My friend Adriano sent me a link to a recent RAI tv film about Venice. Although it’s all in Italian, even if you don’t speak that language, you … Continue reading

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Terrorists in Venice!?

Just got this news from an Italian friend: Authorities arrested four men who were planning to bomb the Rialto Bridge. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/30/italian-police-break-alleged-jihadist-cell-planned-attack-venices/ The Telegraph article I emailed with a Venetian friend who works near Campo Manin, where one of the men … Continue reading

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