The exclusive Italics Magazine series based on a new book looks at what makes Venice tick.
Worries about the death of Venice distract from the issue.
Venice revealed as slave-trading pirate nation later reclothed as Roman progeny.
How 17th-century Venice and the bubonic plague catalyzed an architectural style that is known as the plague baroque.
The fate of tourism is also the battleground in Venice’s 2020 mayoral elections.
The Venetian Republic once set an example for the world.