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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Katia Waegemans

Like so many other “Venice, My Muse” interviewees, I met Katia because she is a Venetophile who I invited to contribute to First Spritz Is Free. She runs an excellent blog, The Venice Insider, with many great tips and insights … Continue reading

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Malcontenta: Place or State?

Is malcontenta a place or a state of being? (I saw this table this summer when we stopped at the Villa Foscari.)

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Casanova’s Less Known Brother

Last year when I visited the Casanovist (and my friend) Marco Leeflang, he showed me the many artworks in his home, most of them by his father. But on the mantel in one room sat this drawing by Giovanni Casanova, … Continue reading

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What Does Casanova Read?

“I discovered that a man shut up in solitude and deprived of any possibility of occupying himself, alone in an almost dark place, where he does not and cannot see anything except, once a day, the person who brings him … Continue reading

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Towards the Light #1

Just an image to share today. I love getting into palazzi.

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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome–San Carlo al Corso

Sometimes we can read lengthy tales about what Casanova did in a particular location. Sometimes not. When he was in Rome in 1744, Casanova states that “as I was coming out of church after mass at San Carlo al Corso, … Continue reading

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Punching a Gondolier? What’s Next?

Tourists sink to new lows! This week a tourist decided to board a docked gondola to take photos of herself. When she was questioned, her husband head butted the gondolier and then socked him in the face! Here’s the story … Continue reading

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