Tag Archives: Sant’Angelo Raffaele

The Barcarolle Is Not Dead

Strolling past the Church of Sant’Angelo Raffaele last summer, I heard a quiet voice and plinking guitar accompanied by the gentle push of an oar against water. Boys in a boat singing a barcarolle! How sweet is that? A barcarolle … Continue reading

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Incendio!

Smoke poured out of a window on the first floor and from another on the second. One fireboat had already arrived, and firemen looking like giganti in their coats and helmets shouted instructions to each other. Another fireman taped off … Continue reading

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