Tag Archives: Venice history

Coach Me, Casanova!

Well, don’t coach ME, Casanova! It’s actually the name of a new novel by New Yorker Roger Feuerman. Here’s the description: “Can a dating zero become a romantic hero? All I had to do was fall into a different century. … Continue reading

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Venice Calls: Plastic Revolution!

The grassroots organization Venice Calls, composed primarily of young Venetians, has created a new project to address Venice’s plastic garbage. They have a team of energetic people collecting plastics from Venice and the islands. They then run these through a … Continue reading

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The Last Lion

When Napoleon marched into Venice, he ordered all the carved lions of St. Mark to be removed from the pozzi and other public places. Wipe out those symbols of Venetian power! Well, his minions missed one! A local showed me … Continue reading

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Nova: Saving Venice

The PBS show Nova centered on Venice this week in a show titled Saving Venice, exploring Mose and other ways that Venice is attempting to protect the city from high water. I learned some new things, getting to see just … Continue reading

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Summer Sagra: San Francesco della Vigna

Last January, when I booked my June trip to Venice, I couldn’t yet find the summer sagra schedule. These are the local parish festivals that usually feature food, drink, sometimes live music, a mercatino where locals sell goods, and sometimes … Continue reading

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BanglaVenice–A Project Worth Supporting!

Through my involvement with the Guild of St George, which, among other things, works towards Venice sustainability, I learned about this film project by Emanuele Confortin. He is in the editing stages of a documentary called BanglaVenice, which looks at … Continue reading

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Venetian Lives Event Videos

In case you’d like to see the videos from the Venetian Lives interview, they’re available on Facebook for about 25 more days. Graziella Giusto hosted me at her new atelier / artist’s workshop in Cannaregio, Venice, on June 11. Author … Continue reading

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Venetian Lives Event Was a Success!

Yesterday Graziella Giusto and her husband Agostino welcomed me and our friends to their new atelier to discuss and celebrate my books. Tucked away in a side street in Cannaregio, the beautiful space they have created is perfect for such … Continue reading

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The Newest Casanova Biography

A couple weeks ago my newsfeed blew up with articles about the newest biography on Casanova: Adventurer: The Life and Times of Giacomo Casanova. This review by the Guardian calls C a “career criminal” and particularly focuses on incest, pedophilia, … Continue reading

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Dear Venice, Wish You Were Here #20

This postcard is a bit different from the others in that it was sent from Rome to Venice, but it is still an image of Venice. The sender, Bob, will explain this shortly. Here’s the text, which I think I’ve … Continue reading

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