Understanding

“Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go” Truman Capote

“A splendour of miscellaneous spirits” John Ruskin

“To build a city where it is impossible to build a city is madness in itself, but to build there one of the most elegant and grandest of cities is the madness of genius” Alexander Herzen

“This was Venice, the flattering and suspect beauty-this city, half fairy tale and half tourist trap, in whose insalubrious air the arts once rankly and voluptuously blossomed, where composers have been inspired to lulling tones of somniferous eroticism” Thomas Mann

“It is held by some that this word VENETIA signifies VENI ETIAM, that is, come again, and again, for however oft you come, you will always see new things, and new beauties” Jacopo Sansovino

 Art

History

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