Typically when I think about Venice, I imagine a romantic sunset ride in a gondola with a man rowing and singing Luciano Pavarotti in his masculine operatic voice: Te voglio bene assaie ma tanto tanto bene sai (I love you very much very very much, you know). This...
Venice – The Bridge of Sighs
I stood in Venice on the Bridge of Sighs, a palace and a prison on each hand. I saw from out the wave her structures rise As from the stroke of the enchanter’s wand --Lord Byron The Bridge of Sighs is a beautiful limestone structure standing between the Doge Palace...
Mask Making in Venice
Our tour guide met us at the lobby of our hotel to give us a quick art-based walking tour of Venice on our way to the Venetian Mask Artist’s studio. We strolled through the labyrinth of alleyways and bridges--soaking in the colors of the canals, balconies and...
Bellini al la Cipriani
It's Friday--the start of the weekend. The spring weather takes me back to my time in Venice last spring…before the crowds and the summer heat. One of my favorite experiences was sipping a bellini poolside at the Hotel Cipriani. A Bellini is a delightful mixture of...
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