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Hand carved cameo jewellery in Venice : a classic art

People have been carving cameos into glass, gems, shells and stones for centuries, millennia even. The art goes back at least to the ancient Romans and Greeks with stone cameos surviving from as far back as the 3rd century BC … 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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World Toilet Day – Spending a penny in Italy

More people in the world have a mobile phone than a toilet. Shocking isn’t it? So as the 19th November is UN World Toilet Day, I thought I’d take a pee(k) at the loos in Italy and see how flush … Continue reading

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Serial killers, vampires and deals with the devil – it’s all in a night’s work on Venice’s Ghost Walk!

The moonlit streets and alleys of Venice are always pretty shadowy and bewitching but if you take one of Secret Venice’s tours you may never go out after dark again! Telling tales of murder, superstition and deals with the devil … Continue reading

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