Category Archives: Venezia

Pozzi Veneziani

Mentre si cammina per Venezia e si ammira la sua architettura, non si può fare a meno di notare i meravigliosi pozzi architettonici in quasi ogni grande campo. Erano ingegnose opere d’arte e di ingegneria progettate per fornire acqua potabile agli … Continue reading

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Venetian Wells

While walking around Venice and admiring its architecture, you can’t help but notice the beautiful, architectural wells in almost every large square (campo).  They were ingenious works of art and engineering that were designed to supply drinkable water to inhabitants … Continue reading

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What’s on the menu for The Last Supper?

If you were on death row, what would you choose for your last meal?  Lobster, pizza, linguine all’aglio e olio?  Let’s change to the Last Supper of Christ.  According to historians, the last supper was held on the occasion of … Continue reading

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Why Monopoly is becoming a hit in Italy

 The board game, Monopoly, quite popular in the United States decades ago, has been sold in Italy since 1935 (see the post from April 2015).  In 2011, to honor 150 years of Italian unification, an anniversary edition was published based … Continue reading

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Un segno dei tempi a Venezia

Sant’Erasmus e le Vignole sono piccole isole nella laguna veneziana, a nord del Lido.  Sant’Erasmus era un porto attaccato a Murano nel VIII secolo.  Oggi queste isole sono conosciute come “giardini di isola”.  Forniscono a Venezia i loro famosi carciofi … Continue reading

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A Sign of the Times in Venice

Sant’Erasmus and Le Vignole are small islands in the Venetian lagoon north of the Lido.  Sant’Erasmus was a port attached to Murano in the 8th century.  Today these islands are known as “island gardens.”  They supply Venice with their famous … Continue reading

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Qualche suggerimento su come cucinare la pasta

In passato, ho scritto 2 post sulla pasta: Giro d’Italia attraverso la pasta (il 19 novembre 2015), che mette in evidenza le forme di pasta nelle regioni in tutta Italia, e Un glossario breve delle paste con nomi divertenti (il … Continue reading

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