Tag Archives: Save Venice

“A Love Letter to Venice”

Save Venice, an American organization that does restoration work in Venice on buildings and individual artworks, just released a short film called “A Love Letter to Venice.” Narrated by Jeremy Irons, it features a number of art conservators showing their … Continue reading

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Time for an Update!

Lots of fun things to tell you about, so today you get an entry full of updates: First Spritz Is Free is making its way around the world! Besides being free to download on Smashwords and Book Funnel, you can … Continue reading

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Redefining Beauty: Giovanna

Do you believe in miracles? Giovanna did. During the plague of 1630, she wanted to protect her neighbors in the Corte Nova in Venice’s Castello district. Watch this video to learn more about what Giovanna did and see where she … Continue reading

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No Big Boats!

I’m a little behind in this one, but I’m finally sharing the fabulous post by Michelle Lovric on the TheHistoryGirls blog site. On December 10 she posted a detailed interview with Barbara Warburton Giliberti, who sits on the committee of … Continue reading

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About a third of Venice’s population died in the plague of 1630-1631. But not one of them lived in the Corte Nova in the Castello district. And, according to legend, we have a young woman named Giovanna to thank for … Continue reading

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