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Murano’s broken glass

Monday, March 16, 2020

  #iorestoacasa I am staying at home – this is the slogan going around Italy at the moment, hand in hand with the virus. It was supposed to mean: I stay at home, to avoid spreading the disease. But it has also started to take on a new meaning: I am staying home cause I do not have a ...

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Venice & Mr C – aka Coronavirus

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Semi-serious post on the Corona Virus situation in Venice! Warning: this post might contain very sarcastic opinions of the actual situation in Venice. Please make sure to wear your Irony Thinking Cap while reading, so the post can have its fully intended effect. If you do not own an Irony Thinking Cap, please, go immediately out ...

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The University of Art Restoration in Venice – UIA

Saturday, November 23, 2019

UIA - Universita Internationale Arte Venezia UIA - Universita Internazionale d'Arte Venezia Venice, November 12th 2019 – the acqua alta reached 187 cm - the second highest high tide recorded in history after 194 cm were touched in 1966! As you probably saw from my previous blog posts, a disaster for Venice. But few days later, the Venetians ...

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acqua alta

Acqua Alta in Venice – Marisa speaks!

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Since Tuesday 12th November 2019, the mood in Venice is sad and gloomy! People are trying to pick up the pieces: cleaning up, counting the damages and trying to understand how to get back on their feet!   Ph by Marisa Convento But the water keeps coming. The high exceptional high tides do not stop! In the meantime people ...

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Giancarlo Signoretto - glass master

A Murano Glass Master: A life of fire and passion

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

The Art of Glass Making in Murano Giancarlo Signoretto: a life with glass  The heat… That is the first thing you notice as you enter the Murano glass furnace where the world famous Glass Master Giancarlo Signoretto creates his amazing works of art.     The intense blaring exhausting heat, but also the choreographic movements of Giancarlo and his team; a ...

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A Perfect Day in Murano – Slow Venice

Friday, September 6, 2019

Visiting Murano   The other day my friend Venice-Addicted Stephen Killick (see his post on his love for Venice), seeing my exploit at trying to make a Venetian Glass bead in Murano with Alessia Fuga, admitted he had never visited Murano, being put off by the hustlers in San Marco, who try to get you on one ...

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