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December 2020

Venice, the Most Improbable of Cities (Part 1 of 2)

December 3 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Author, Carla Gambescia

December 3rd, 12 Noon / Part 1: From its inauspicious beginnings at the end of the Roman empire to its apex as a commercial, naval & financial juggernaut and Xanadu of architecture & cultural cross-currents. Venezia is Queen of the Adriatic, La Serenissima, standing for triumph of human will over Nature, once a beehive of espionage, luxury, the pleasure capital of Europe, a mecca of extraordinary artists and personalities and the zenith of all Grand Tours…yet even today, Venice remains…

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