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Venice in Peril

Posted 18th April 2023

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“Venice is eternity itself.” – Joseph Brodsky.

One of the most culturally rich, romantic and iconic of the world’s cities can be found nestled in an Italian lagoon. Venice has been a source of inspiration for local residents, travelers and artists for centuries, with unique architecture that is instantly recognisable.

The location of the city has restricted its growth, but also preserved its unique nature and beauty. The relative isolation of the city politically, economically and culturally created a unique environment that has inspired artists for centuries. 

Today, the city has not rested on its cultural laurels, with the Venice Biennale (La Biennale d'Arte di Venezia), being one of the largest and most important contemporary visual art exhibitions in the world. Famous Venetian residents range from Antonio Vivaldi, Canaletto and Casanova to Giuseppe Sinopoli and Emma Thompson. It was reported that Johnny Depp bought the Palazzo Donà - a beautiful 700 square meter house on the Canal Grande, though he is said to have denied this rumor. 

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