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Dear Venice, Wish You Were Here #2

“Auguri infiniti e Tante cose affettuose” What a greeting! “Infinite wishes and many affectionate things”–or something like that. Native speakers out there, is there a better way to translate this? By the way, I love how the lamppost stretches out … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Luisella Romeo

Luisella Romeo’s reputation preceded her. I had heard so much about her knowledge and passion for Venice before I got to meet her last summer. I was also delighted to have her contribute to First Spritz Is Free: Confessions of … Continue reading

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Another Truth

I know, I know—tourists are ruining Venice. We hear it all the time. They come in and stay too short a time, eat a slice of pizza, drop their empty water bottles all over the place, stop atop every bridge … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: Donna Jo Napoli

Over twenty years ago, I was in a traditional trattoria and was charmed by a retired sandolista named Guido. He told me his life story about being a child during World War II who was rounded up and sent away … Continue reading

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“Venice, My Muse:” An Interview with Louise Pullen

The blogosphere is an engaging place. I had no idea that when I started blogging, I would meet so many fascinating people. And the way I meet them is equally fascinating. This month’s “Venice, My Muse” interview features Louise Pullen, … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with These Pictures?

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Cecelia Pierotti

Cecelia Pierotti and I met through this very blog, discovering that we live not too far from each other. Over a lovely lunch in a city midway between us, we realized we have much in common besides our love for … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with JoAnn Locktov

Here is the third installment of the new interview series, “Venice, My Muse.” Today we’ll hear from JoAnn Locktov, editor of the Dream of Venice series. JoAnn established Bella Figura Publications in 2014, as an imprint dedicated to publishing books … Continue reading

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A Peek into the Past

A reader recently shared this link from the Telegraph. Check out the Venice of a hundred plus years ago. Some are black and white only, while others are hand tinted. 21 Photos of Early Venice I’m trying to make sense … Continue reading

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A Million Diamonds

  I crossed a bridge today the sun flashed in my eyes so brilliantly I could not see cutting out squares of shadow on a shortbread path a million diamonds glistened and held me in their grasp bounding off the … Continue reading

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