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Venetian Dance Step

Boat safety or a new dance step? I spotted this boat in Dorsoduro last summer.

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Venice, Wish You Were Here #6

My friend bought this postcard for me at a sort of “garage sale” in a small village in France. What is the equivalent of a garage sale there? What do they call it? I’m sad that there’s no real message … Continue reading

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Sharing: “Not Waving but Drowning”

Fellow Venetophile Jane Fleming shared this poem that her poet husband composed. A melancholy thought for the year’s end, but certainly a poem worth sharing. The image is from his blog site as well. Thanks for sharing!

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Sharing: Gingerbread Venice!

Check out Venice made from gingerbread! This article was sent to me by Rita in Santa Cruz, a fellow author in First Spritz Is Free. A group of architects took on the task and even added details like water flooding … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Marco Zecchin

Marco Zecchin and I met in, I think, 2005 when we were both selling our books at the Italian American Heritage Foundation event in San Jose. We hit it off immediately and have been friends ever since, enjoying dinners together, … Continue reading

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Gondola Stuff: DosaSpaghetti

Are you able to gauge the right amount of spaghetti? I always have trouble, so I was happy to find this tool to measure the pasta portion. And the best thing–it’s shaped like a gondola! It sits on top of … Continue reading

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Quattro Minuti con Casanova: Calle del Carbon

In the last few weeks we’ve seen so many images of Venice’s streets submerged under far too much water. As a small antidote, here is a video from a couple summers ago when I visited one of the streets where … Continue reading

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