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Because Venice is on a lagoon, water plays a crucial role in transportation. Whichever way you arrive, the last...
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“My most important rule is one that sums up the others: if it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.” Elmore Leonard
“A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.” ~John C. Maxwell
Go to Orsoni Smalti Veneziana to learn how those gold mosaic tiles get made, and how you can get schooled in mosaics
What do you want? On every cell, your body believe that YOU ARE WORTH IT! Because you are. Period.
Another local favorite in Venice is Trattoria Cea near Fondamente Nove, where you get real Venetian home cooking that is always fresh.
Saint Mark's Square is the city's main meeting spot. Lined by cafés & museums, get a glimpse Venice's glorious architecture and the sea.
“Your job is to be source of certainty, a beacon of light, to the people around you.” Robert G. Allen
“I knew I wasn’t going to get another good idea, or if I did, I’d have to slave over it.” Philip Roth, On his retirement from writing.
Since L'Anice Stellato are often full, just walk over to the 40 Ladroni, just down the canal, for another tasty...
“People don't buy products, they don't buy services, & they don't buy ideas. What they "buy" are people they trust.” Robert G. Allen
For a tour of popular Doges Palace without long lines & more interesting too, its the Secret Itinerary. Everyone recommends it.
Walking through the streets of Venice, it's a pleasure to view the variety of masks on display in shop windows.
“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” -Martin Luther King Jr.
“Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.” ~Albert Einstein
A gondola ride, quintessential Venice, through the city's network of canals is a fantastic way to explore...
“AFFIRMATION: I am free of the past, I will not longer let it contaminate this moment.”
Guggenheim museum in Venice houses priceless works from leaders of 20th century painting such as ollock, Klee, Mondrian & de Chirico.
Modern art fans love the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, one of the first contemporary art museums in Italy. Its a Top Pick by tourists.
“Envision the life u want 2 life & how good it could b. Bring that vision forward, stronger than any fear & doubt...
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” -Martin Luther King Jr.
14th to 18th century Venetian art from & works by Paolo Veneziano, Tiepolo & Titian make Galleria dell'Accademia a top Venice museum.
“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” -Ernest Hemingway
Stroll across Rialto Bridge to enjoy its lively shops & markets but mostly take in the view. Lively Grand Canal traffic glistens around it.
“As u look out at the world, u will see where the world needs fixing, & then it's your job to go fix it in a...
Rialto Bridge is an ornamental stone bridge on the Grand Canal, one of the most famous bridges in Venice and an icon of the city.
“Writing is frustration — it’s daily frustration, not to mention humiliation.” Philip Roth.
Treasures inside Saint Mark's Basilica include gold Byzantine mosaics, which cover walls & ceiling & paintings by leading Venetian artists.
OOPS! Sorry for the silence . . .
“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.” – Peter Drucker
Basilica San Marco is a superb example of Byzantine architecture next to the Doge's Palace is dedicated to...
“Forgiveness is not an occasional act. It is a permanent attitude.” -Martin Luther King Jr.
Glimpse rooms once occupied by Venice's executive, legislative & judicial branches, see tortune chambers &...
“To succeed in life we must stay within our strength zone but move out of our comfort zone.” – John Maxwell
During a 1,000-year reign, headquarters of Republic of Venice & residence of its leader, the Doge were at Doge's Palace, now a museum.
New BOOK TOUR starts next Monday! I love book bloggers.
“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.” ~ Naguib Mahfouz
Yesterday there were 4 races in Venice! Most exciting was the "Campioni su Gondolini" race, series of small,...
“In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins:cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash...
Interesting & extensive, the Venice Naval History Museum incorporates most of Venice's long history of sea travel, trade & conquest.
“If you have no critics you’ll likely have no success.” ~M.Forbes
Today is the Regata Storica is the main event in the annual "Voga alla Veneta" rowing calendar. This unique sport...
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” -Martin Luther King Jr.
Tomorrow is the spectacular historical water pageant that precedes the race. Scores of typically 16th...
“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” ~ Stephen Covey
Two day until an unforgettable sight in Venice, Regatta Storics! A true reconstruction of the glorious past of...
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As Interpol expert Louisa Mangotti is learning, ghosts watch over Venice. Can she trust them—or her ex-Venetian...
“I needed my life as a springboard for my fiction. I have to have something solid under my feet when I write.” Philip Roth