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Venice Ghetto, 500 years old

The Italian language has given us many words. Pizza, pasta, primadonna, opera, ballerina, soprano; the list goes on and on! But did you know the Italians also gave us the word ghetto, meaning enclave or inner-city slum? In fact the … Continue reading

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Celebrating Venetian New Year, 1st March

Bon Cao de Ano a tuti i me amighi Venessiani!  Happy New Year to all my Venetian friends! Yep, you read that right and no I haven’t gone mad – March 1st is New Year’s Day for in Venice. And in … Continue reading

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Predicting the weather Venetian style on the Festa della Madonna della Candelora

Italy is a country of countries. That is to say it’s a country made up of lots of cities and regions that used to be republics or kingdoms before they united as one in 1861. So apart from speaking the … Continue reading

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