Venice, Carnival: the game of seduction at Caffè Florian

I adjust my golden jacket and close the last black velvet button. It fits me perfectly. I look at my reflection in the mirror and my eyes linger on every single well-finished detail of my suit. I’m finally ready to go out, destination: Caffè Florian. Since I’m so euphoric and in a hurry as well, […]

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San Clemente Palace Kempinski’s “Al Bacaro”: the authentic Venetian aperitif is tinged with jazz

The sky above San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice is a kaleidoscope of pastel colors tonight. Many nuances of pink scatter at sunset as they take over the blue sky, and their reflections in the lagoon lighten the island and, in the background, the bell tower of St. Mark’s Basilica. It’s 6:30 pm on a Friday […]

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It’s not a dream, it’s San Clemente island!

The kitchen clock marks midday. Argo gets out of his kennel and stretches: it’s lunch time for him. I stand up and open one of his cans. He wags his tail gratefully and eat. I think I’m not going to eat, I have too much work to do. I keep typing and erasing. Ok, forget […]

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Sweet awakening at the Ruzzini Palace Hotel

I open my eyes, still sleepy, and try to fumble around with the alarm clock on the nightstand, but I realize it isn’t there. I get nervous and suddenly put my hands between the soft covers and get up, sitting down on the four-poster. I calm down and smile, I am clumsy as always! There […]

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Marry Me at Florian: an unforgettable weekend

Gianna and Matteo live in Puglia, in a small village in the hinterland, surrounded by olive groves and trulli. They met each other in school years and have never been separated since. Gianna and Matteo love to travel far away. Every time they return from a trip, they mark the just visited place on a […]

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