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Breakfast at Restaurant Terrazza Danieli (Part 2)

There is something mystical about waking up in Venice overlooking the Grand Canal…centuries of secrets hidden away in the crusted walls of this wonderful timeless city are begging to be discovered. Built long before Roman occupation, Venice is the ultimate floating city, constructed upon timber poles somehow rammed into the seabed centuries before pile drivers… Read more »

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Horror in Paradise (Part 1)

Most of my friends and followers know of my love of Italy, particularly Venice and the wondrous painted city of Bassano del Grappa to the north. Until now, only my close friends and family know I have struggled with major health issues over the past few years. I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease two and… Read more »

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Bassano Legal Case in Romeo and Juliet

To download a copy of this academic paper in pdf format, please click here: PAPER – Bassano Legal Case in Romeo and Juliet   In examining the 1597 First Quarto of Romeo and Juliet, we find it did not mention the name William Shakespeare – it was anonymous. This is not surprising, especially considering a number of the… Read more »

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Isn’t Venice breathtaking this time of year?

I am fascinated by Venice. I’m not sure whether it is the history or the crumbing facades, the teal canals, or maybe it is the myriad of mysterious medieval confraternities. Then again, it might be the people? In fact, everything about Venice intrigues me. I visited Venice in 2005, but this short stint merely left… Read more »