Va pensiero — a post-Covid renaissance

A journey through Italy as it recovers from coronavirus, discovering surprising truths about the nature of travel, homeland and redemption.

Dusk over the Ponte Vecchio and Uffizi in Florence, as seen from my balcony
As performed by La Fenice in Venice, where I took in some opera
Credit: Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) SA

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Flâneur, gourmand, dilettante, francophone. Prophet, therapist, egomaniac, wandering Jew. I like to say entrepreneur too but that’s just French for unemployed.

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Michael Freedman

Flâneur, gourmand, dilettante, francophone. Prophet, therapist, egomaniac, wandering Jew. I like to say entrepreneur too but that’s just French for unemployed.