WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT VENICE
In Venice light and water combine to
create a restless magic. All borderlines are eradicated
some where between dream and reality, present and past,
the ethereal nature of this town has fascinated many
famous people. Here it is what some people have said
"The women of Venice are beautiful but, more to the point, they are flirtatious."
"Between the still-slumbering walls of brick and marble, beneath the ribbon of the sky, more and more brightly gleamed the ribbon of the water."
"As sailors and merchants, town-builders and politicians, the Venetians were the forerunners and the youth of today's civilization."
"I have never witnessed such an ecstasy of joy as that shown by the audience when they saw themselves and their families so realistically portrayed on the stage. They shouted with laughter from beginning to end."
"Nothing is simpler than to lose oneself in Venice; and nothing is more fun than to be in this labirinth without a Minotaur, as a Theseus without an Ariadne's thread."
"The Grand Canal, the most beautiful thoroughfare in the world that I know of, has the best houses along it, and runs from one end of the city to the other."
Philippe de Commynes
"When I went to Venice, I discovered that my dream had become-incredibly but quite simply- my address."
"It is charming to disembark at the polishedsteps of a little campo- a sunny, shabby square with an old well in the middle, an old church on one side and tall Venetian windows looking down."
"And at night they sang in the gondolas, and in the barche with lanterns; the prows rose silver on silver,taking light in the darkness."
"Here it is S. Marco, the tower, the piazza, Palazzo Ducale. Probably such a jewel doesn't exist anywhere else in the world."
"A realist, in Venice would become a romantic, by mere faithfulness to what he saw before him."
"Venice is not only a city of fantasy and freedom. It is also a city of joy and pleasure."