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venice rising AQUA GRANDA, PANDEMIC, REBIRTH

NEW BOOK: Venice Rising: Aqua Granda, Pandemic, Rebirth


Thursday, August 13, 2020

“I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams.” --Jonas Salk   Venice Rising: Aqua Granda, Pandemic, Rebirth This is how I decided to start my chapter on Venice Rising: Aqua Granda, Pandemic, Rebirth, the new anthology written by many Venetians and edited by Kathleen Gonzalez, writer and editor ...

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Our gift to Venice: Anima Veneziana


Wednesday, July 15, 2020

“Make your life a dream, and a dream a reality.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry    3am, 10th May 2020: I suddenly woke up all excited. I had the most amazing dream! Actually, more than a dream, it was an idea! Too bad I had to wait till morning to share it with my friends to see if it was, in fact, ...

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Meeting a Bead maker in Venice


Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Meeting a “Perlera” Bead maker in Venice     Bead maker in Venice: in Venice, artisan craftsmanship has always been a central axis of its trading markets; so much so that the toponomy of some alleys (calle) and squares (campo) derives from ancient crafts - just think of Calle dei Botèri, Saonéri, Tentor, Dei Fabri and how many confraternities ...

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Arts & Crafts in Venice: Paperoowl, paper jewellery


Monday, June 15, 2020

Arts & Crafts in Venice     Arts & Crafts in Venice: at the beginning of the quarantine I found myself with lot of time in my hand and feeling quite a bit restless. I am not one for cleaning my house top to bottom, I did not want end up binge watching on Netflix and Prime, so ...

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Venice in the run


Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Venice in the run by Luca Ferrari We can all agree that 2020 is, so far, the strangest year of the third Millemium! After 60 days of total lockdown, of masks and gloves, of baking bread and pizzas, of showing off to the world our living rooms and bedrooms, in Italy we have been finally let out ...

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VENICE, COVID19 AND THE DESIRE OF A DIFFERENT CITY


Wednesday, April 1, 2020

One of the most important things that has happened during this lockdown and this terrible period, is the feeling that nothing will ever be the same - and this goes also for the city of Venice and the way it deals with over tourism. A few days ago my friend travel blogger and tour leader from ...

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