Tag Archives: Venice history

The Horse from Paradise Lost

Anyone remember this horse and rider from Il Paradiso Perduto? He used to sit near the front door (though he seemed to wander to different parts of the establishment each time I went). This was back in the day, before … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Laura Morelli

As you probably know, or could guess, I read a lot of books about Venice or set in Venice. So I was delighted a few years back to discover Laura Morelli’s book The Gondola Maker, which married my love of … Continue reading

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Casanova Comes to San Francisco

Thank you to all who have written to me about the upcoming exhibit at San Francisco’s Legion of Honor museum. “Casanova: The Seduction of Europe” opens February 10 to the general public, with a special opening the night before. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Quattro Minuti con Casanova: Teatro Goldoni

  I haven’t posted a Quattro Minuti con Casanova episode in a while! Today’s features Teatro Goldoni, which had a different name in Casanova’s day. Listen to this video to see what it was…. Teatro Goldoni The event I talk … Continue reading

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50 in One Fell Swoop

There I was, lying in bed reading, wincing and grimacing as the book reached its climax. I don’t want to say any more, so that you get to experience this thrill yourself! I recently read The Four Horsemen, the last … Continue reading

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No Big Boats!

I’m a little behind in this one, but I’m finally sharing the fabulous post by Michelle Lovric on the TheHistoryGirls blog site. On December 10 she posted a detailed interview with Barbara Warburton Giliberti, who sits on the committee of … Continue reading

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In His Dressing Gown and Nightcap

“The first known devotee of this modern way of travelling [by carriage] is Giacomo Casanova. This quite clearly means that the adventurer from Venice and world famous lover was also the first great user of the modern private carriage of … Continue reading

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