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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 Art of Glass Beads is now Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage


Wednesday, December 23, 2020

The Art of Glass Beads Unesco's Intangible Cultural Heritage   17th December 2020: a major event in Venice History! The Art of Glass Beads became officially  enlisted as Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage.   [video width="640" height="360" mp4="https://www.monicacesarato.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Unesco.mp4"] Official Video by Unesco This is an amazing achievement not only for the Art of Glass Beads from Venice, but for the art and the ...

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Sarde in Saor

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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torrefazione cannaregio

Coffee Time in Venice: Torrefazione Cannaregio


Monday, July 13, 2020

Torrefazione Cannaregio: a dream for those who love coffee Often, walking through Venice, I emerge from the Ghetto in Fondamenta degli Ormesini when, suddenly, the scent of coffee envelops me, sweet and velvety, like a cloud full of chocolate, tobacco, fresh hazelnuts and fruit. And the nose takes me straight to Torrefazione Cannaregio, a historic Venetian shop, ...

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