Tag Archives: Venetian boats

ABWIV: Maria Boscola

My last post discussed the water that appears to be cleaner in Venice’s canals and lagoons, particularly affected by the lack of boats that usually stir up the sediment. This got me thinking about Venetian boats, which led me to … Continue reading

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Sharing: Gondola Shoes

Provocative title, no? Do I mean shoes you wear on a gondola? Shoes that gondolas wear? Neither! Rita (who has contributed Venetiana to this site before) sent this photo spotted in Santa Cruz, California, of a painting featuring gondolas in … Continue reading

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Sharing: The Oldest Map of Venice

Fellow Venice lover (and poet) Rita Bottoms shared this news item. Researcher Dr. Sandra Toffolo discovered the oldest-known map of Venice, dating to between 1345-1350. The drawing comes from a travel journal of Niccolò da Poggibonsi. But here’s an important … Continue reading

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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 #5

Okay, more mysteries here! The postcard shows a huge nighttime festival on the Grand Canel, with numerous boats and lighted platforms. It reads “The Floating Fiesta on the Canal Grande,” but is this the Regata Storica? Festa della Salute? Redentore? … Continue reading

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Dear Venice, Wish You Were Here #4

“Many desirable lots unsold.” –Ed Harris Was Harris a real estate agent? A lackey of Robert Kernodle who had some cash to buy property in Venice? Again, what is the date? So difficult to determine in these old postcards. But … Continue reading

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Gondolas4All

Seen in Venice near Piazzale Roma. What a great graphic, no? And what a great idea. Apparently they opened a special pier in 2016. Here’s the site Gondolas4All if you want to check it out or support the cause.

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