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New Views of Casanova

Casanova always wanted to be the center of things–the one people noticed in the room, the one to catch a woman’s eye, the one befriended by the wealthy and well-connected. Many past writers have instead relegated Casanova to the margins, … Continue reading

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Gondola Stuff: Espresso Cup

Nooo! I think the gondola stuff is starting to breed in the cupboards! I have found yet another gondola-themed thing: this lovely little espresso cup and saucer. A friend gave it to me. It really is a wonderful, simple design, … Continue reading

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Just Sayin’ … Don’t Miss This!

Last week I mentioned that Live in Venice was starting. Well, the week is well under way, and I hope you’ve been enjoying it! There are soooo many excellent interviews for you to check out–glass etchers, bead makers, chocolatiers, wig … Continue reading

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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome–Church of San Silvestro

François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis crossed paths with Giacomo Casanova a number of times. They first met in Paris in 1752, then sort of by accident in Venice in 1753 when de Bernis was assigned there as the French Ambassador … Continue reading

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Vampires Are Forever

Dark alleys, spooky corners, moldering palaces, lonely footsteps at night. Venice has many ingredients for a good vampire story. Forever Young by Barbara Stanzl and Brett Fitzpatrick brings you a blend of modern Venice and historic backstory with plenty of … Continue reading

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Sharing: Live in Venice! May 17-23

Live-In-Venice Press Release Live-Streamed Event ‘Live-In-Venice’ Will Share City Secrets With The World Live-In-Venice will take place between 17-23 May 2021 Over 70 interviews and events live-streamed on Facebook, Vimeo and the event website Interviews with artisans, art galleries and … Continue reading

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Venetian Emoji #6

Either this looks like someone gritting his teeth, or maybe it’s two faces, one atop the other? What emotion is this Venetian emoji expressing?

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The Impiraresse Gain Recognition!

Venice’s glass beads, bead makers, and the women who strung and worked with these beads have achieved worldwide recognition: They have been granted status by UNESCO as an “Intangible Cultural Heritage.” Read here about the history of these beads and … Continue reading

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More Puzzle Therapy #6

Almost done! I finished up the rando pieces and the buildings on the back street. What a colorful scene! Makes me want to grab a glass of wine, sit down at one of those tables, and wait for my gondola … Continue reading

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More Puzzle Therapy #5

I almost finished filling in the restaurant, and I finally got all those shutters above the olive oil shop. Can you guess what is that red thing below the bridge?

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