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literary walk

Leafing the Magical City on the Water

literary walk

Leafing the Magical City on the Water

Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Hosted in
English
literary walk

Leafing the Magical City on the Water

literary walk

Leafing the Magical City on the Water

Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

This is a Literary experience that will bring you discover magical angles of the "city on the water", on the trace of famous writers. Famous writers arrived in Venice in many different ways: by water, by plane, by train. Often, they immediately collected their impressions about the city on their books. We will imagine their paths, reading some extracts and walking by those parts of the city that first welcomed and impressed them. We will go to Fondamenta degli incurabili, favorite spot for Iosif Brodskij, then to Lido, best place according to Thomas Mann, and the Calle del Vento for Diego Valeri. We will visit these precise spots reading what these authors wrote about. We will follow the voices of these great writers, looking at Venice from a different perspective. Obviously, the perfect end of a day in Venice is the aperitivo time. I propose to eat some cicchetti (little snacks) and drink an ombra (a glass of wine) together, like many poets probably did here in the past (and, why not, in the present!)

Your host

Chiara

Chiara

Every time I visit a new place, I always like to know more and more about its literary history: what books were written in those cities? Which writers wandered through its streets? How were they inspired by the city? That’s exactly what I was asking myself when I arrived in Venice, seven months ago. I tried to give an answer to these questions by reading books and poems about the «magical city on the water» and now it would be wonderful for me to share this knowledge with other people interested about the subject!

Where you'll be

Around Zattere: walking along the zattere (the southern shore of Venice) reading extracts from Diego Valeri, Baron Corvo, Iosif Brodskij

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests aged 15 and up can attend.
Chiara
literary walk
Leafing the Magical City on the Water
New experience
£1 / person
New experience
£1 / person