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When Venice Lives: It Looks Like This–Carteria Ai Frari

Elisabetta Casaburi, owner of Carterìa Ai Frari, is an artisan who upholds Venice’s longstanding tradition of making paper. After graduating from the Venice School of Art and attending literature courses at Ca’ Foscari, she worked as an advertising and editorial … Continue reading

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Questioning Casanova

Someone recently asked me, “What would you say to Casanova if you met him today?” I’ll reveal my response later, in the interview where I was asked this question. But in the meantime, I really want to know what YOU … Continue reading

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Flying over Venice and Landing on Casanova

Huge shout out to Shawn Von Ins, a photographer and Venetophile who previously created a map with pins for all my Quattro Minuti con Casanova videos. He has outdone himself by creating this mind-blowing trip through Venice! Check out this … Continue reading

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When Venice Lives: It Looks Like This–Tabarro San Marco

I have a new series for you! In order to promote sustainable tourism and the artisans and people who make Venice unique, I am interviewing many of the people who practice traditional crafts. I will build on the work of … Continue reading

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The Nobles’ Hangout (or Your Next Place to Shop)

This image caught my eye as I crossed the bridge just before the Campo San Barnaba. I went inside to see what it had to offer. The owner, Stefano, was welcoming and friendly. What an eye for design he has! … Continue reading

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Gioco Reale

That’s the name of the game you play on this table, which I just saw at the Ca’ Rezzonico. Here are some close ups of the images in the boxes. Don’t you want to know what all of them are … Continue reading

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Venetian Emoji 10

I was trying to come up with a clever explanation for this emoji, but I’m not that clever! You are more clever than I! Please suggest what emotion or reaction this emoji expresses.

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The Connection between Casanova’s Lover and a New Bar in Venice

Today I was strolling down the Fondamenta della Misericordia in Venice (it’s so much busier than the last time I was here! And I don’t just mean that the tourists have returned, but that you can’t walk ten feet down … Continue reading

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Cassone (again)

Back in the pre-pandemic days when we took students on fields trips, I went with the French classes to San Francisco’s Legion of Honor Museum. What a treat of a day! We just wandered through the museum, which has an … Continue reading

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Redefining Beauty: Morosina Morosini Grimani

In 1597 Morosina Morosini Grimani hosted a coronation party unusual for its time. Her husband Marino Grimani had been chosen as Doge of Venice two years earlier and had had his own inauguration festival. But the unusual thing was her … Continue reading

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