Childe Harold:     "In Venice Tasso's echoes are no more, And silent rows the songless
gondolier; Her palaces are crumbling to the shore, And music meets not always now
the ear: Those days are gone -- but Beauty still is here.

   Turner-Venice     Dante     Aretino     Casanova     George-Sand

Above: 19th C Austrian painter Friedrich Wilhelm Jankowsky's Venice.
Quote: Lord Byron's Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
Below: other Venices - Turner, Monet, Tintoretto, Titian, then Dante, Aretino, Casanova, George Sand...