Venice & Literature

Since the middle ages, travellers through Venice have been moved to write about the city which seldom left anyone ambivalent. 

Dante, Goethe, Byron, Casanova, Mann, and James are but a few of the writers whose paths and descriptions we can follow on this tour as we seek the Venice they admired or detested. What are the origins of the modern passions for Venice? Why John Brendt found it necessary to write is last novel «The City of the fallen Angels» about Venice? 

In the two centuries since its political extinction, the city has been transformed into a symbol of culture and heritage. With this tour you can explore the obsession with the myth of a beautiful city which must be preserved from imminent death.