December 2011 Back in Venice when the itinerant population is at its most agreeable minimum. Although cold, overcast and misty with occasional showers, it’s no less magical and, as ever, an inordinate pleasure to be here. We unpacked as soon as we arrived, eager to see whether or not the large plastic chandelier bought for [...]
Business meetings in Venice. Well, where better to have a business meeting? However, who would consider a meeting in a crowded, noisey cafe at 6.30pm on the island of La Giudecca? It all seemed so natural, so Italian and so thoroughly agreeable.
I look forward to more Business Meetings in Venice like this one.
Sitting in my local Venice cafe after my early morning yomp, I listened transifixed to a woman telling me about how the famous Russian poet, Anna Akhmatova was the primary influence in Modigliani adopting his very distinctive painting style.
Here’s the brief story about Anna Akhmatova
Alle Testiere is always a treat and never fails to disappoint. On this occasion it was a loud-mouthed English chef who tarnished the evening but we enjoyed ourselves, nevertheless.