Tag Archives: Rosalba Carriera

More Remarkable Venetian Women

A Beautiful Woman in Venice details the lives of Venetian women from the 1300s onwards, dipping a toe into the 1800s. Then I came across this page from Venezia Autentica, which describes a number of “my” Venetian women and then adds … Continue reading

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Sneaking into Rosalba’s Garden

Ca’ Biondetti sits in the shadows of Peggy Guggenheim’s home-turned-museum on the Grand Canal. But oh, what treasures and history it holds! I’ve written about it in A Beautiful Woman in Venice as the former home of Rosalba Carriera, famed … Continue reading

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Casanova’s Secret Wife

No, that’s not my clever title for a blog post. It’s the title of a new book out by Barbara Lynn-Davis about Caterina Capreta (sometimes Capretta), one of Casanova’s great loves. I had  the great pleasure of zooming through this … Continue reading

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A New Original

When I first started sharing my writing with a larger audience, I thought the pinnacle of success was lots of money, a book on a best seller list, and maybe a seat at Oprah’s table. Instead, so many other kinds of … Continue reading

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Two Women, Two Tributes

Many Americans think of today as tax day since our income tax returns are due. But I’d like us to commemorate two remarkable Venetian women instead. On this day in 1703, Luisa Bergalli was born. Noteworthy, considering she was not … Continue reading

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The Book – The Trip

The book, the trip, the realization of a long time dream! Three years ago Vonda approached me with the idea to write a book about Venetian women, a book that would work in conjunction with a tour of sites related … Continue reading

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Hot off the Presses!

Get your copy now! My latest book, A Beautiful Woman in Venice, arrived today on my back porch! That’s me sitting on 15 boxes of them. Today is its official birthday! After roughly two years of work, 250 sources, and … Continue reading

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