Venice Film Festival: A Peek at the Venues

Just back to my apartment rental after seeing a terrific film – Il Grande Sogno – at the Venice Film Festival. This is not my best video work (and haven’t figured out how to string my Flip videos together into one) but these short clips take you inside the venues on the Venetian island of Lido.

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So You Want to Go to the Venice Film Festival?

When you’re planning you trip to Italy, the first rule of thumb should be to always check what special events are happening in the destinations you’re visiting. In conjunction with a last-minute trip to the Dolomites at the beginning of September, I decided to spend a few nights in Venice before my journey into the mountains. Yesterday, I checked our …

Punta della Dogana Museum Opens in Venice

The Dogana, a 17th-Century “former customs house” in Venice, is making headlines this week. The space was bought by renowned French art collector Francois Pinault in 2007 after he out-bid the Guggenheim Foundation, according to The New York Times. Renovations to transform the building into a stunning gallery space were led by Tadao Ando, a Japanese architect, and completed earlier …

My Favorite Books About Italy

I just appeared on the “How to Tour Italy” radio show to share my favorite books about Italy. (Anthony, the host, had a great list too, including Vasari’s Lives of The Artists.) I’m not talking about guidebooks but rather (mostly) non-fiction picks that truly convey the atmosphere and culture of a particular time and place in Italy. You will notice …

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