First appointment with Venice and its aphorisms.
“Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.”
Truman Capote, Observer, 1961
“Venice, half fish, half woman, is a siren dissolving into a morass of the Adriatic.”
Jean Cocteau, My first trip, 1937
“In Venice, like no other city, I have found such a unity of present-day life with a life that speaks to us from the works of art from its golden age, and in which the sun and the sea are more essential than all of history.”
“When I seek another word for ‘music’, I always find only the word Venice.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Ecce Homo, 1888