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The Rhythms of Venice

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This essay, an excerpt from Dream of Venice, was written by Marcella Hazan.   The Rhythms of Venice The rhythms of Venice, its spaces, its structures mirror human life to a degree unmatched by any other major historical city. Like its human presences, Venice has a distinctly separate waking time and dreamtime.  Her waking hours resound […]

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Not Venezia but Venessia

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This excerpt from Dream of Venice Architecture, penned by Richard J. Goy, is the introduction to the book.   Not Venezia but Venessia Venessia. That is what Venetians call their home city; not Venezia but Venessia. This is not Italian; it’s the Venetian dialect, their own language. Pronounced with a soft double “s,” and delivered […]

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Venice Is a State of Mind

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Frances Mayes Dream of Venice

This essay, an excerpt from Dream of Venice, is the Foreword to the book, written by Frances Mayes.   Venice is a State of Mind Venice is a state of mind.  That is, the scintillating, kaleidoscopic, shifting colors of that watery realm remain alive inside me long after I depart the actual city. While there, […]

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Lost No More

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Welton Lost No More in Dream of Venice Architecture

Lost No More is an excerpt from Dream of Venice Architecture written by J. Michael Welton.   Lost No More I’m an eighth-generation Virginian, a fact that carries some weight in certain parts of the Commonwealth, but precious little elsewhere. It mattered even less in Venice in late September 2012. There, Virginia seemed a quaint and claustrophobic […]