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ABWIV: Maria Boscola

My last post discussed the water that appears to be cleaner in Venice’s canals and lagoons, particularly affected by the lack of boats that usually stir up the sediment. This got me thinking about Venetian boats, which led me to … Continue reading

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Quattro Minuti con Casanova: Calle del Carbon

In the last few weeks we’ve seen so many images of Venice’s streets submerged under far too much water. As a small antidote, here is a video from a couple summers ago when I visited one of the streets where … Continue reading

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Unboxing Campari

I got a cool gift in the mail recently, related to First Spritz Is Free. This is my first ever “unboxing” video. Hope I did okay! A toast to Campari CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz for sending me this lovely book, and … Continue reading

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Punching a Gondolier? What’s Next?

Tourists sink to new lows! This week a tourist decided to board a docked gondola to take photos of herself. When she was questioned, her husband head butted the gondolier and then socked him in the face! Here’s the story … Continue reading

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Redefining Beauty: Giustina Renier Michiel

How does one go about translating Shakespeare into other languages? His language is so particular to its time and place, and he coined so many new phrases and has such an immense vocabulary. Yet Giustina Renier Michiel was arguably the … Continue reading

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Casanova in Place: The Ballet

No, I did not dance at the Casanova in Place Symposium. Nor did the others (though that might have been a fun activity!) Instead, on Sunday June 30th we viewed the Casanova Ballet produced by Northern Ballet and filmed by … Continue reading

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Buon Compleanno, Giacomo!

April 2, 1725, Giacomo Casanova was born, first child to his parents Zanetta Farussi and Gaetano Casanova. Numerous books and films have been produced about his life, including the new episode of Paese Che Vai from Rai TV in Italy … Continue reading

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Quattro Minuti con Casanova: Teatro Sant’Angelo

I haven’t posted a Quattro Minuti episode in a while, so here’s a new one to start your new year! The last two posts featured other theaters that Casanova was connected to: Teatro Goldoni and Teatro Benedetto. In today’s video, … Continue reading

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Two Women, One University

Today I spent a lovely day in Padova with Tiziana, the person who translated my Casanova guidebook, Seductive Venice, into Italian. We walked around the city to see the most beautiful sites, from the Caffe Pedrocchi, to the Palazzo delle … Continue reading

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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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