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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome #2

Last time I took you to Rome, we visited the Spanish Embassy, where Casanova had an apartment for a short time. If he were to walk out the front door of the embassy, he could cross the piazza to building … Continue reading

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Appassionata!

Taken by passion: Appassionata! This is the theme that flows through Dianne Hales’ new book La Passione: How Italy Seduced the World. In her Introduction, one of Dianne’s Roman friends says, “There is a passion that you take to bed, … Continue reading

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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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Venice in the Mail

It’s so rare we get mail any more, unless it’s an Amazon package! So when I received an oversized envelope from an unknown person, I didn’t know what to expect. But it’s so lovely to get a surprise! I opened … Continue reading

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Radio Spritz

Exciting news–I’ve been interviewed for the radio show “Eye on Travel” with Peter Greenberg! He somehow learned about my book First Spritz Is Free: Confessions of Venice Addicts and decided to interview me. (Thanks, Laura Morelli, for helping to connect us!) The show will … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Rita Bottoms

Venice brought us together. Rita and I met through my blog and developed an online friendship until we met in person last year to attend the Casanova exhibition together last year in San Francisco. Since we live only about 45 … Continue reading

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