Happy St Mark’s Day

Happy St Mark’s Day! In Italian: Festa di San Marco, also known as the rosebud festival (Venetian: festa del bòcolo), is a festival in Venice held on 25 April celebrating Venice’s patron saint, Saint Mark. On this day, men traditionally give a single rosebud to the women they love. According to legend, the tradition originated in […]

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Where you can find me online

My love for traveling to islands amounts to a pathological condition known as nesomania, an obsession with islands. This craze seems reasonable to me, because islands are small self-contained worlds that can help us understand larger ones. Paul Theroux   If you are interested in exploring Venice and its sestieri (six districts), you can find […]

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