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Casanova’s Butchery

These words caught my attention! Is there some aspect of Casanova’s life that I am unaware of? Was he a meat monger? Or a murderer? Well, we do know that he was a gourmand; he wrote extensively about the foods … Continue reading

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Venetian Emoji #12

This emoji say, I think, “I hab a code an my nose is stufd.”

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Voices from Venice Conference: April 2, 2022

Coming up soon, on April 2, 2022, you can attend the Voices from Venice Conference hosted by the Guild of St George. This free, virtual event will feature a host of speakers Sign up here. A one-day online free public … Continue reading

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Street Art / Venetian Stylin’ #5

I’d like to have seen this one without the poster on the face and the added graffiti. The face is lovely.

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Biribissi: A Slice of Venetian Gaming History

A few years ago, when visiting Ca’ Goldoni, I was enjoying their exhibit on Venetian games. Casanova wrote about gaming often, but generally these are games I’ve never heard of or played. Ca’ Goldoni, not far from Campo San Polo, … Continue reading

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I Want this Costume!

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In the News: Murano Glass Factory Shutdowns

How can this be? Murano glass factories are shutting down, some temporarily and some for good, due to the rising cost of natural gas. While the furnaces historically ran on wood fire, they now use natural gas, and with gas … Continue reading

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Dear Venice, Wish You Were Here #18

This is one of the oldest postcards I own. May 11, 1903!! It’s basically the same view as the last card I posted, but otherwise the card is quite different. I looked up the address. Bryn Athyn is a tiny … Continue reading

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Venetian Emoji #11

This one reminds me of the Cyclops from the tale of Odysseus. Can you see the resemblance? So would the emotion being represented be a gigantic “OUCH!?”

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Announcing: Riffs & Ecstasies Venice

I’ve announced this book before, by California author Rita Bottoms with paintings by her husband Tom Bottoms. But this announcement is for the new second edition, which has been reorganized and has new content. What I love most about this … Continue reading

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