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Sneaking into Rosalba’s Garden

Ca’ Biondetti sits in the shadows of Peggy Guggenheim’s home-turned-museum on the Grand Canal. But oh, what treasures and history it holds! I’ve written about it in A Beautiful Woman in Venice as the former home of Rosalba Carriera, famed … Continue reading

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Casanova in da House, Yo!

Palazzo Zaguri, which has been under scaffolding for the last few years, is finally reopening–as a museum and exhibit space. It will also have a large library and bookstore. It’s located in Campo San Maurizio, not far from Campo Santo … Continue reading

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Redefining Beauty: Arcangela Tarabotti

Happy International Women’s Day! To celebrate, I’d like to bring you a video in the Redefining Beauty series. Today I’ll focus on Arcangela Tarabotti. We don’t have a portrait of her. As a teenager, she took orders to be a … Continue reading

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Snow! And an Announcement…

I know this is a few days old now, but still I wanted to share with you the beauty of a snow-covered Venice. Snow covers Venice Friends living there have talked about its beauty as well as its treachery. Ice … Continue reading

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Quattro Minuti con Casanova: Teatro Benedetto

In case you’re putting in a little extra time to get to know Casanova these days, in conjunction with the exhibit “Casanova: The Seduction of Europe,” here’s another in my series of videos showing places Casanova visited. He loved the … Continue reading

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Casanova Even Inspires Zombies?

Harry Belafonte sings about zombies and guess what–Casanova comes up in his song! Watch it here. “I go and talk to Brigit Bardot Tell her Miss Bardot Take it slow All the men think they’re Casanova When they see that … Continue reading

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Getting in the Mood with the Right Wallpaper

This Valentine’s Day, do you need a little help from Casanova to get in a romantic (or dare I say lascivious) mood? Well, he can’t whisper advice into your ear, but you could hang up this wallpaper to inspire and … Continue reading

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