Where to shop: Danghyra

I am always on the lookout for shops that offer one-of-a-kind, handmade creations that would make wonderful gifts, or even souvenirs for those seeking something unique with which to remember their Venetian travels. My go-to place for simple, elegant ceramics in Venice is Danghyra, located near Campo San Barnaba in Dorsoduro. All of the pieces […]

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Where to eat: Osteria alla Frasca

When the time came for a send-off lunch in honor of a dear friend who was departing, we headed to one of my favorite places, Osteria alla Frasca. It is nestled in a beautiful, quiet corner of Cannaregio, right around the corner from where Titian, Venice’s Renaissance painter per eccellenza, lived and had his workshop […]

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A Venetian Summer

There is nothing quite like a summer in Venice. Perhaps this is just nostalgia talking: the first time that I set foot in Venice was on the first of August, over a decade ago. That typical midsummer haze of heat and humidity had descended upon the city, leaving me dizzy and dazzled— a feeling that […]

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