Travel to Italy: Venice History: Photo 15
The city remained hugely attractive, and by the early 19th century as many people visited annually as lived there. It's about that way today, when 100,000 people visit the city on an average day. (The population of greater Venice, including the coastal towns annexed in 1926, is about a quarter-million.) Even death in Venice seems to have a special appeal. Wagner died here. So did Stravinsky, whose grave, on Isola di S. Michele, is near another, older one that is marked with ballet slippers: it's Diaghilev.
Back to Italy: Venice History chapter
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