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Marco Polo Firsts

Marco Polo, that indefatigable and well-traveled Venetian, is often credited with bringing a number of things from China to Europe. But Laurence Bergreen’s book, Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu, dispels some of the misconceptions, and his thorough research uncovered … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Jane Mosse

As a great lover of both Venice and Rosalba Carriera, Jane reached out to me after reading my chapter on Rosalba in A Beautiful Woman in Venice. We then began a correspondence and a friendship across the waters. Hopefully we’ll … 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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Why Should Someone Read …

…my books? You can find out the answer to this and other questions in an interview recently posted by the Italian American Press, an online resource listing dozens of books about Italian American topics. They include fiction, history, biography, memoir, … Continue reading

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Dear Evelina,

Do you ever wish you could meet people from the past? Evelina van Millingen Pisani is one of those intriguing characters I’d like to share a cup of tea with.  I got to know her in the book Evelina: A … Continue reading

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Traduzione–Seductive Venice in Translation

I am so pleased to announce that Seductive Venice: In Casanova’s Footsteps, has been translated into Italian! As you may already know, Seductive Venice is the title of the American edition of the book, published by my small press imprint … Continue reading

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