Tag Archives: Venetian architecture

Your Challenge: Name the Lions

We’ve heard of famous duos: Laurel & Hardy, Abbot & Costello, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. Or trios like “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.” So what would you name this group of lions: Panting, Drooling, and … Continue reading

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Greetings from Guggenheim!

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice sends you holiday greetings! This video is a fun stroll through the rooms of the Palazzo dei Leoni, with quick glimpses of Kandinskys, Calders, Chagalls, de Koonings, Dalís, Duchamps, Klees, Magrittes, Modiglianis, Ernsts, and … Continue reading

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“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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I Teatri di Venezia

Some people actually like tests. Do you? If so, you should visit the Ca’ Golden museum in Venice. It has a room dedicated to Venice’s rich and important theater legacy. But the best part is the large map where you … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Scott Stavrou

I was introduced to Scott by another Venetophile, shortly after he published his novel Losing Venice. Luckily for me, he also agreed to write a chapter for First Spritz Is Free: Confessions of Venice Addicts. Though Scott used to live … Continue reading

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Venice in the Mail

It’s so rare we get mail any more, unless it’s an Amazon package! So when I received an oversized envelope from an unknown person, I didn’t know what to expect. But it’s so lovely to get a surprise! I opened … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Andrea Perego

This month you’ll meet another person fascinated with both Venice and Casanova. Andrea Perego is a Berlin-based Italo-Australian journalist and writer. He lived in Sydney where he worked as a broadcaster journalist for SBS Radio, and in Venice, where he earned … Continue reading

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Quattro Minuti con Casanova: Teatro Sant’Angelo

I haven’t posted a Quattro Minuti episode in a while, so here’s a new one to start your new year! The last two posts featured other theaters that Casanova was connected to: Teatro Goldoni and Teatro Benedetto. In today’s video, … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Luisella Romeo

Luisella Romeo’s reputation preceded her. I had heard so much about her knowledge and passion for Venice before I got to meet her last summer. I was also delighted to have her contribute to First Spritz Is Free: Confessions of … 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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