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#77 Venice, The Remarkable History of the Lagoon City: A Conversation with Dennis Romano

Updated: Jan 29

Saturday, February 3rd Live on Zoom

10am Los Angeles and Phoenix, 1pm NY & Toronto, 6pm London, 7pm Florence


No city stirs the imagination more than Venice. From the richly ornamented palaces emerging from the waters of the Grand Canal to the dazzling monuments of Piazza San Marco, visitors and residents alike sense they are entering “another world,” as 14th-century poet Petrarch remarked.  A sweeping and comprehensive overview, Dennis Romano’s Venice: The Remarkable History of the Lagoon City examines the city’s history from its formation in the early Middle Ages to the present-day, and traces its evolution as a city, city-state, regional power, overseas empire, and now as a world-renowned tourist destination. Beautifully illustrated with over 80 images and maps, Romano’s book examines the lives of the women and men, noble and common, rich and poor, Christian and Jew, all of whom built the city and forged its unique amphibious civilization.  The Washington Post recently reviewed the book; you can order it here (use code AAFLYG6 for 30% off!)

Dennis Romano is the Dr. Walter Montgomery and Marian Gruber Professor of History Emeritus at Syracuse University. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the history of Venice. His extensive background in art history includes his appointments as a Guggenheim fellow and a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington and at the Folger Shakespeare Library. He is an honorary member of the Ateneo Veneto (Venetian Athenaeum). He lives in Washington, DC.


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