Despite its decline, Venice teems with more and more cultural events. Covid-19 has temporarily changed all that, but this interim will very probably end when the virus emergency passes.
The exclusive Italics Magazine series based on a new book looks at what makes Venice tick.
Behind it a proud record of empowered women who made a difference.
Venice revealed as slave-trading pirate nation later reclothed as Roman progeny.
Worries about the death of Venice distract from the issue.