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Carillon Venezia

The cutest music box EVER! Or click here:¬†Carillon Venezia When I showed this to my partner RJ, he said, “And you didn’t buy it?”¬†I couldn’t! The video was sent to me by my friend Adriano. I hope it makes you … Continue reading

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Where Am I?

Your latest location to puzzle over. Here are a couple shots I took while looking out the windows: And here’s the ceiling… And the floor. So where am I? Can you name the building?

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Vaporetto Dogs

Peggy Guggenheim’s dogs knew how to take the vaporetto by themselves. They got on and off at their desired stops. The real question is, where were they going? To pick up their favorite biscotti? For a tryst with that cute … Continue reading

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Quattro Minuti con Casanova: Palazzo Contarini

One of my favorite Casanova stories involves a hairdresser. And threats of murder. And vanity, of course. Hear the full story in this episode of Quattro Minuti con Casanova. It’s a bit shorter than four minutes because the vaporetto showed … Continue reading

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The Wonder of Wander

Before I ever went to Venice, I was told that the best way to experience the city was to get lost. “You can’t get too lost,” people would tell me, “because you always end up back at the water.” Which … Continue reading

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Gondola Accident Today

An Italian friend just told me about a gondola / vaporetto accident near the Rialto Bridge today. A vaporetto was docking and apparently didn’t see a gondola carrying a German family of five. The father was crushed to death between … Continue reading

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Boozy Gondoliers

My friend Vonda recently sent me this link for an article about Gondoliers Gone Wild: http://www.smh.com.au/world/venices-boozy-boatmen-in-spotlight-20130705-2phca.html Apparently, a group of these striped-shirted-guys were hazing a young apprentice and made him jump nekkid into the Grand Canal. Apparently, alcohol was involved. … Continue reading

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