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On the sea-path to Torcello, Venice's historical debut

Published May 20, 2022
Updated Jun 10, 2022

📍 🇮🇹 On the sea-path to Torcello, Venice's historical debut

Here, listen to English novelist Henry James (1843-1916 CE) showing us the way to Torcello: 

"Without making this excursion to Torcello, you can hardly pretend to know Venice or to sympathize with that longing for pure radiance... there is nothing but the light to see. It is impossible to imagine a more penetrating case of unheeded collapse…. Torcello was the mother-city of Venice, and she lies there now, a mere moldering vestige, like a group of weather-bleached parental bones left impiously unburied."

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>> Henry James, “Italian Hours”, 1909

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Type:
City:
Venice
Country:
Italy
Region:
Europe
Century:
19th CE