Tag Archives: Santa Sofia

Grand Canal Sea Monster

Well, not exactly. But something is rising from the Grand Canal! Maybe you already saw these hands that are now propping up the Ca’ Sagredo next to Venice’s Traghetto Santa Sofia. Here’s an article and an image: Supporting Hands Artist … Continue reading

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Baptism at Santa Sofia

If you’ve spent more than a day in Venice, you’ve probably walked down the busy Strada Nova in the Cannaregio district, starting at Campo SS Apostoli and heading towards the train station. You may have glanced at purses or the … Continue reading

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Soprannomi di Gondolieri

My nicknames are Kat, G-Dawg, Gonzo…pretty tame stuff. In Venice, the gondoliers are known for giving each other nicknames, ones that are sometimes complimentary but often ones that are ironic, bawdy, or even insulting. Some names are in Italian, while … Continue reading

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Free Gondola Ride

Free Gondola Ride, the first book I published, is ready to be re-energized, vivified, enlivened, and freshened up. (Guess who had fun with the thesaurus?) So here’s the new website–check it out: http://www.freegondolaride.com That hunk on the homepage is Franco, … Continue reading

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Masked Dancers

Did you see these two during Carnevale this year? First they were spotted in Campo SS Apostoli. How audacious! They just set down their music, took off their clothes, and danced! The taller one danced with a veil. They were … Continue reading

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Kiss the Forehead and Grab the Butt

I can’t believe it took me so long to post this link! Long time readers will remember that I mentioned Cat Bauer’s blog post about helping to line up a gondolier for a Singapore TV show called Jobs Around the … Continue reading

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Free Traghetto Ride

“Here, you come sit while we go across,” Bebo offered, and I didn’t have to be asked twice. For those of you who read my first book, Free Gondola Ride, you know that I like to hang out with gondoliers. … Continue reading

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