make you think of canals, beautiful churches, picturesque alleyways,
art galleries, marble palaces, and intimate spaces. Venice is a
recurring subject in the world of art with many artists, writers,
poets, and musicians drawing inspiration over the centuries.
is composed of 118 islands in a large lagoon and around 150 canals.
The city is famous for explorers such as Marco Polo, Christopher
Columbus, and John and Sebastian Cabot.
The charismatic Giacomo Casanova would visit the bars along the Grand Canal where he would play his violin, charm women, gamble, duel, and spy on people. Today, Venice vacation packages can take you down the Grand Canal in gondolas where you can view historic and important landmarks with different architectural styles. The fusion of Byzantine and Islamic structures are breathtaking.
is the inspiration for over 30 painted from Claude Monet who fell in
love the first time he saw the city.
and poets often travel to Venice for inspiration. The Palazzo Barbaro
on the Grand Canal is where Henry James finished The Aspern Papers.
Caffé Florian, the oldest coffee house in Italy, was frequented by
D’Annunzio, Goldoni, and Casanova. Here people can listen to good
music, write, reflect on the history of the area, and view the
beautiful St. Mark’s Square.
is the dream of the arts: poets, writers, musicians, and artists. As
Friedrich Nietzsche described Venice in 1888 in Ecce Homo: “If I
had to find a word which replaces music, I could only think of the
specializes in exclusive luxury tours of the Italian Peninsula and
islands. They provide classic private tours specially designed for
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can enjoy Italy’s rich traditions, cuisine, art, and mysteries.
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