By Marlena de Blasi
He observed her around the Piazza San Marco and fell in love from afar. whilst he sees her back in a Venice café a yr later, he is familiar with it truly is destiny. He is familiar with little English; and he or she, a divorced American chef, speaks simply food-based Italian. Marlena thinks she is incapable of intimacy, that her middle has misplaced its skill for romantic love. yet inside months in their first assembly, she has packed up her apartment in St. Louis to marry Fernando—“the stranger,” as she calls him—and dwell in that achingly wonderful urban during which they met.
Vibrant yet vaguely baffled via this daring flow, Marlena is beaten by means of the sheer foreignness of her new domestic, its rituals and customs. yet there are scrumptious moments while Venice opens up its hands to Marlena. She chefs an American banquet of Mississippi caviar, cornbread, and fried onions for the locals . . . and takes the tango she realized within the Poughkeepsie heart institution health club to a candlelit trattoría close to the Rialto Bridge. the entire whereas, she and Fernando, disparate souls, construct a rare lifetime of ardour and possibility.
Featuring Marlena’s personal terrific recipes, A Thousand Days in Venice is the mesmerizing real tale of a lady who opens her heart—and falls in love with either a guy and a city.
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5 The attempt failed. The pope recovered, and for the first time in his career Pompeio was deprived of all his dignities. He continued to cultivate the commune and the people of Rome, and in 1517 Leo X, a Medici pope, restored him to all his former glories and made him a cardinal at last. As a temporary move this proved a successful way of buying Colonna's loyalty. For the remaining years of Leo's pontificate, and throughout the brief reign of Adrian VI, Pompeio played no prominent part in politics.
9 And every decision which the pope had to make sooner or later was bound to involve his steadily worsening relationship with the emperor. As it became apparent that Clement VII would not always act according to imperial desires there were open to Charles V two courses. com - licensed to University of St Andrews - PalgraveConnect - 2011-09-24 7 THE SACK OF ROME depose the pope and replace him by a more compliant one. This was the plan favoured and urged by Pompeio Colonna, who hoped to fill the future role of a compliant imperial pope.
The Tiber was a vital channel of communication, particularly in the absence of any adequate road to the coast. Large vessels bound for Rome docked at Civitavecchia where they were unloaded into small boats which made their way to Ostia and up the Tiber. The Tiber was still the quickest communication-route within the city, but new roads were now being built to replace the medieval maze of alleys and passages. The Campidoglio and the Vatican were linked by two roads, the Via Peregrinorum and the Via Papale.
A Thousand Days in Venice by Marlena de Blasi