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I began working in Venice in the early 90s. Through trial and error, learning Italian and the ways of the Venetian Merchants, we began importing Murano Glass to the US. Even after 2+ decades, I remain as in love with Venice and her people as the first visit.

La Befana – Lady on a Broom

La Befania,Italian Traditions

Epiphany is celebrated in various ways across Italy following folklore and traditions. The most famous is La Befana, an old woman who delivers gifts on the 5th of January to good children, filling their socks with presents. Bad children get…

CNN on Venice

(CNN) –From CNN 6-13-11: To read the article on CNN, click here It is widely regarded as one of the wonders of the world, attracting millions of tourists a year, but the city of Venice faces ongoing problems that threaten…