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Vampires Are Forever

Dark alleys, spooky corners, moldering palaces, lonely footsteps at night. Venice has many ingredients for a good vampire story. Forever Young by Barbara Stanzl and Brett Fitzpatrick brings you a blend of modern Venice and historic backstory with plenty of … Continue reading

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To Honor Jan Morris

Jan Morris, indefatigable traveler and Venetophile, passed away this weekend on Nov. 20, aged 94. (Thank you, Bert, for letting me know.)   Morris was a great journalist, traveler, and writer. In this article, The Guardian provides a lovely tribute … Continue reading

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Announcing Venice Rising!

Woohoo! Sound the Marangona bell at the Basilica! The new anthology Venice Rising: Aqua Granda, Pandemic, Rebirth is now available! It’s a collection of 31 chapters, stories by people living in Venice during the flooding of November 2019 and the … Continue reading

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Sharing: “Not Waving but Drowning”

Fellow Venetophile Jane Fleming shared this poem that her poet husband composed. A melancholy thought for the year’s end, but certainly a poem worth sharing. The image is from his blog site as well. Thanks for sharing!

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Scott Stavrou

I was introduced to Scott by another Venetophile, shortly after he published his novel Losing Venice. Luckily for me, he also agreed to write a chapter for First Spritz Is Free: Confessions of Venice Addicts. Though Scott used to live … Continue reading

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Casanova in My Mailbox

It’s not every day that Casanova shows up in my mailbox. But that’s where I found him today! My copy of the new journal Casanoviana arrived in a large white envelope. It replaces the former l’Intermediaire des Casanovistes (and before … Continue reading

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Culture Salon

My publisher, Giovanni DiStefano at Supernova Edizioni in Venice, attended the Salone della Cultura in Milan,┬áthis past weekend, January 19-20, 2019. And guess what–those are my books on his table, for everyone to see! Here’s a view of the hall, … Continue reading

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Who Doesn’t Love a List?

Not me! I love lists–making them, reading them, checking them off…. Katia from The Venice Insider blog has posted her end of the year best books on Venice list. I’m happy to share it here. It’s impressive–she must read a … Continue reading

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Initial Impressions

  Here are a couple first impressions of Venice, with writing that lifts my heart. Just wanted to share. “I took a water-bus from the Lido to Venice proper, and approaching this city in the sea, glittering in brilliant sunshine, … Continue reading

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Losing or Gaining Venice?

How does one lose a city? Lose it to tourism? Lose it by falling out of love with it? Lose it to memory loss as one ages? Or, as the protagonist Mark thinks to himself, “What myriad assortment of fickle … Continue reading

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