Venice is a unique and evocative city which often left you bewitched.
Thankfully many poets, authors, and artists fell for the city and
with their words help us expressing our fascination...
“At the bridge I stood lately in the brown night.
From afar came a song: as a golden drop it welled over the quivering surface.
Gondolas, lights, and music — drunken it swam out into the twilight.
My soul, a stringed instrument, sang to itself, invisibly touched,
a secret gondola song, quivering with iridescent happiness.
— Did anyone listen to it?”
“It is the city of mirrors,
the city of mirages,
at once solid and liquid,
at once air and stone.”
A splendour of miscellaneous spirits.”
it’s temples and palaces
did seem like fabrics of enchantment piled to heaven.”
Percy Bysshe Shelley
“I loved her from my boyhood, ~she to me
Was as a fairy city of the heart,
Rising like water-columns from the sea,
Of joy the sojourn and of wealth the mart;
And Otway, Radcliffe, Schiller, Shakespeare’s art,
Had stamped her image in me, and even so,
Although I found her thus, we did not part,
Perchance even dearer in her day of woe
Than when she was a boast, a marvel, and a show”
Lord Byron, Venice
MURANO GLASS is a famous product of the Venetian island of Murano. Located off the shore of Venice, Italy, Murano has been a commercial port as far back as the 7th century. By the 10th century, the city had become well known for its glassmakers, who created unique Murano glass. It is believed that glassmaking in Murano originated in 8th century Rome... read more
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