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Discover the Art & History of Perfume in Venice


Wednesday, June 8, 2022

The Art of Perfume in Venice     Fragrance connoisseurs, perfumers and aficionados have long considered perfume an art form. Even Clive Christian is said to have said: “Perfume is an art form. In the same way as with music and painting. It requires talent, competence and above all passion ". Art and perfume share many similarities: they both ...

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VENETIA 1600. Births & rebirths at Doge’s Palace in Venice


Tuesday, November 30, 2021

VENETIA 1600. Births & rebirths ⚠️❗🚩 Extended till 5th June 2022     I have been wanting to write about this incredibile new exhibition in Venice for months.  Precisely since I was so lucky to preview it practically on my own (apart from a friend and a handful of people) last September, the day before the official opening date! It ...

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Walking with Othello in Venice


Monday, August 16, 2021

O, beware, my lord, of jealousy: It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock The meat it feeds on. (Iago, Act 3 Scene 3)   [video width="1280" height="720" mp4="https://www.monicacesarato.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/VID_20210801_121028.mp4"]   Walking with Othello in Venice "Why are you mentioning Shakespeare, Monica?" - you might be asking.     Simple: because the Shakespeare tour walks, organized by OnView Experiences, are back on in Venice and , after, ...

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Venice and water: an almost indissoluble symbiosis!


Sunday, April 11, 2021

Water and Venice: two separate words, one image. You cannot talk about the Serene Republic of Venice and not mention the blue green water of its canals and the Venetian lagoon, subject of the most famous paintings from all times.     Water: all around and underneath it, but funny enough, not a single drop of natural fresh water ...

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The best cicchetti in Venice: Sarde in Saor


Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Sponsored post by Tutto Food Milano – International Food Fair 17 – 20 May   Sarde in Saor: Venice on a plate   Sarde in Saor by Rocco Paladino   Sarde in saor, meaning Sweet & Sour Sardines,  are a philosophy of life in Venice. They are the sneakiest of cicchetti because they drip, you can't hold them in your hand ...

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Walking with Shylock in Venice


Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Signior Antonio, many a time and oft In the Rialto you have rated me About my moneys and my usances: Still have I borne it with a patient shrug, For sufferance is the badge of all our tribe. You call me misbeliever, cut-throat dog, And spit upon my Jewish gaberdine, And all for use of that which is mine own. The Merchant of ...

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