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Returning to The Great Game in Venice - What are the Rules?

Line to enter Cartier-Bresson exhibit in the lobby of Palazzo Grassi - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) What is life like inside Venice, Italy these days? It depends on which section of town you go to, and at what time of day. It depends on whether you talk to someone who owns an eatery, or rows a sandola, or works in a hotel, or someone whose livelihood does not depend on the tourist industry. It depends on what your interests are. Some people think Venice has never been more beauti...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Austria, United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Cinderella, Venice, Venice Italy, Cartier Bresson, Henri Cartier Bresson, Palazzo Grassi, Grassi, Veneto Region, Cat Bauer, Cat Bauer in Venice Blog


Returning to The Great Game in Venice

Line to enter Cartier-Bresson exhibit in the lobby of Palazzo Grassi - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) What is life like inside Venice, Italy these days? It depends on which section of town you go to, and at what time of day. It depends on whether you talk to someone who owns an eatery, or rows a sandola, or works in a hotel, or someone whose livelihood does not depend on the tourist industry. It depends on what your interests are. Some people think Venice has never been more beauti...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Austria, United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Cinderella, Venice, Venice Italy, Cartier Bresson, Henri Cartier Bresson, Palazzo Grassi, Grassi, Veneto Region, Cat Bauer, Cat Bauer in Venice Blog


Venice Emerges from Quarantine - And it is Divine

Venetian Cat sunbathing on the Grand Canal at Rialto - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) As Venice yawns, stretches and blinks her way into the sunlight, slowly coming out of quarantine, contrasting stories emerge -- a bit like the parable of the Blind Men and the Elephant. One individual's version of reality can depend on which part of town they see, and who they talk to -- if you go here, you will see the elephant's tusk. If you go there, you will see the trunk. Or the knee. Or the ear. ...
Tags: Travel, Milan, Italy, Venice, Leo, Verona, Vicenza, Grand Canal, Walter, Venice Italy, Padua, Rialto, Veneto, Rialto Bridge, Bocconi University, Piazzale Roma


Venice Emerges from Quarantine

Venetian Cat sunbathing on the Grand Canal at Rialto - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) As Venice yawns, stretches and blinks her way into the sunlight, slowly coming out of quarantine, contrasting stories emerge -- a bit like the parable of the Blind Men and the Elephant. One individual's version of reality can depend on which part of town they see, and who they talk to -- if you go here, you will see the elephant's tusk. If you go there, you will see the trunk. Or the knee. Or the ear. ...
Tags: Travel, Milan, Italy, Venice, Leo, Verona, Vicenza, Grand Canal, Walter, Venice Italy, Padua, Rialto, Veneto, Rialto Bridge, Bocconi University, Piazzale Roma


Charity in the Time of Coronavirus -The Virtue of Caritas in Venice

Public Hospital of Venice -The Scuola Grande di San Marco - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) The entire country of Italy has been quarantined in a herculean effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Much of the media has described the lockdown as "draconian," which gives it an authoritarian connotation. On the contrary, I think it is more of an act of Caritas -- an act of charity in the true sense of the word.The Scuola Grande di San Marco is home to Venice's main public h...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Italy, Healthcare, Pope, Venice, Republic, San Marco, St Paul, Venice Italy, Bauer, Democratic Republic, Veneto, Luigi Brugnaro, Caritas, San Giovanni


Looking Far to the Future: San Marco - The Basilica of Venice in the Third Millennium

Sala del Maggior Consiglio - Great Council Chamber - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) Power. Glory. Wealth. The sheer magnificence of the Great Council Chamber inside Palazzo Ducale is overwhelming. The immense hall was where the noblemen of the Great Council of the Venetian Republic convened, the 1,000 to 2,000 aristocrats who composed the most important political body of Venice and who were the guardians of the laws of State. The Great Council met for the first time in the Sala del Magg...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Munich, West, Venice, Istanbul, San Marco, East, Aachen, Basilica, Sala, Constantinople, Roman Empire, Hagia Sophia, University of Cologne, Venetian Republic


Looking to the Future: San Marco - The Basilica of Venice in the Third Millennium

Sala del Maggior Consiglio - Great Council Chamber - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) Power. Glory. Wealth. The sheer magnificence of the Great Council Chamber inside Palazzo Ducale is overwhelming. The immense hall was where the noblemen of the Great Council of the Venetian Republic convened, the 1,000 to 2,000 aristocrats who composed the most important political body of Venice and who were the guardians of the laws of State. The Great Council met for the first time in the Sala del Magg...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Munich, West, Venice, Istanbul, San Marco, East, Aachen, Basilica, Sala, Constantinople, Roman Empire, Hagia Sophia, University of Cologne, Venetian Republic


Francesco Morosini - The Great Venetian Naval Commander and His Cat Who Went to War

Venice Campanile from Palazzo Ducale - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) Happy Birthday to Francesco Morosini! One of Venice's greatest heroes is 400 years old today, and many of the most important institutions in town will be celebrating throughout the year. Morosini is known for his military campaigns in Greece against the Turks, especially for his victories in the Peloponnese peninsula, and was called Il Peloponnesiaco. He was the Doge of Venice from 1688 until he died on January 16, 16...
Tags: Travel, Post, Greece, Navy, Athens, Parthenon, Venice, Acropolis, Francesco, San Giorgio Maggiore, Candia, Morea, Venetian Cat - Venice Blog, Palazzo Ducale, Benedictine Monastery, Arsenale


Few Tourists and Lots of Art - Venice is Joyful in January

Agostino Nani Mocenigo - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) Venice is joyful in January, when locals mostly have the city to ourselves. Many shops are closed for winter vacations and renovations. The air is brisk and cold. You can see the snow-capped Alps hovering surrealistically in the background. The torrent of tourists has dwindled to a manageable flow, and the vaporetti dawdle on the Grand Canal. It is a brief pause to catch one's breath before Carnival arrives on February 16, and the ...
Tags: Travel, Atlantic, Italy, Venice, Vail, Grand Canal, Veneto, Galleria, Sasso, Pesaro, Dorsoduro, Agostino, Regional Council, Rousseau, Venetian Cat - Venice Blog, Peggy Guggenheim Collection


Few Tourists and Lots of Art - January is Joyful in Venice

Agostino Nani Mocenigo - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) Venice is joyful in January, when locals mostly have the city to ourselves. Many shops are closed for winter vacations and renovations. The air is brisk and cold. You can see the snow-capped Alps hovering surrealistically in the background. The torrent of tourists has dwindled to a manageable flow, and the vaporetti dawdle on the Grand Canal. It is a brief pause to catch one's breath before Carnival arrives on February 16, and the ...
Tags: Travel, Atlantic, Italy, Venice, Vail, Grand Canal, Guggenheim, Veneto, Galleria, Sasso, Pesaro, Dorsoduro, Agostino, Regional Council, Rousseau, Venetian Cat - Venice Blog


Homo Faber Shines in Venice - Michelangelo Foundation's Mission for Creativity and Craftsmanship

Homo Faber Opening Ceremony ©SGP (Venice, Italy) Homo Faber. Crafting a more human future is Europe at its finest, an exhibition that celebrates the human touch. You can feel the excitement in the air as soon as you step off the boat and onto the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore. Sixteen dynamic event spaces imagined by a team of world-class designers, curators and architects spice up the monumental spaces of the Giorgio Cini Foundation. It is the first major cultural exhibition dedicated...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Scotland, Venice, Frank, Louis Vuitton, Venice Italy, Clark, Bauer, Geneva Switzerland, Sergio Boldrin, San Giorgio Maggiore, Cartier, Venetian Cat - Venice Blog, Montblanc, Giorgio Cini Foundation


Remembering Ernest Hemingway in Venice and the Veneto

Adriana Ivancich (far right) next to Ernest Hemingway in Havana, Cuba. Photo: JFK Library (Venice, Italy) The force of nature named "Ernest Hemingway" conjures up all kinds of images: writer, lover, soldier, hunter, fisherman and world-class drinker, to name a few. Wherever he touched down, he left powerful images in his wake, and he touched down hard in Venice and the Veneto.Ernest Hemingway died 56 years ago, on July 2, 1961, and the more I re-read his work, the more I realize wha...
Tags: Travel, Work, Milan, Uganda, New York Times, Italy, Harry, Red Cross, Time Magazine, Venice, Cuba, Hemingway, Cadillac, Ernest Hemingway, Don, Mary


Live Like You Are An Italian Count!

Have you ever looked at Airbnb – the popular web site that lists vacation rentals around the globe? Just looking at the web site is itself like going on a quick, dreamy excursion.  I love to check out their inventory, especially those properties in the more exotic locales.  Want to live like an Italian Count this summer?  No problem.  You can rent this Count’s villa from “Italian Historic Houses” through Airbnb. Let’s go!!!   ...
Tags: Books, England, Paris, Italy, Dallas, Airbnb, Michelin, Venice, Castle, Verona, Al Pacino, Romeo, Villa, Jeremy Irons, United State, Sistine Chapel


Villa Barbaro - Paradise on Earth in the Veneto

Villa Barbaro in Maser (Venice, Italy) On Monday, I visited Paradise on Earth when I went to Villa Barbaro, also known as Villa di Maser, a masterpiece designed by the great architect, Andrea Palladio, in about 1560. Villa Barbaro is a magical estate that was conceived to link the secular to the sacred -- to connect the human to the divine. It is Alice in Wonderland come to life. Room of the Little Dog Inside, the walls are decorated with astonishing optical illusions by an...
Tags: France, Earth, Venice, Treviso, Alice, Vicenza, Unesco World Heritage, Veneto, Diamante, Barbaro, Vittorio, Maser, Daniele, University of Trieste, Vitruvius, Venetian Cat - Venice Blog


Villa Barbaro - Paradise on Earth - Palladio & Veronese in the Veneto

Villa Barbaro in Maser (Venice, Italy) On Monday, I visited Paradise on Earth when I went to Villa Barbaro, also known as Villa di Maser, a masterpiece designed by the great architect, Andrea Palladio, in about 1560. Villa Barbaro is a magical estate that was conceived to link the secular to the sacred -- to connect the human to the divine. It is Alice in Wonderland come to life. Room of the Little Dog Inside, the walls are decorated with astonishing optical illusions by an...
Tags: France, Earth, Venice, Treviso, Alice, Vicenza, Unesco World Heritage, Veneto, Diamante, Barbaro, Vittorio, Maser, Daniele, University of Trieste, Vitruvius, Venetian Cat - Venice Blog