Tag Archives: Basilica della Madonna della Salute

Celebrating the Festa delle Donne, 8th March

This weekend Italians are preparing to celebrate the Festa delle donne, otherwise known as International Women’s Day, with Mimosa flowers, cakes and festive events. The revelries are a little over-shadowed by a report, published this week, showing a yawning pay … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Twinkle, twinkle, little star

As visual creatures, we’ve been attracted to light for thousands of years. From the first fires to the summer sunshine, from ceremonial candlelight to the dazzle of diamonds, we love light. So for this week’s photo challenge I decided to … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Festa della Madonna della Salute, November 21st, Venice

It was clear from the water-bus stop that something was happening. Half of Venice was on the move, it seemed. Large extended families with giddy children on scooters gently jostled older couples holding hands. Groups of friends chatted happily as others … Continue reading

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