D'Annunzio, Djagilev and Cocò Chanel in Venice

At the beginning of the 20th century, several famous people came to Venice and fell in love with the city, with its art and its atmosphere…

Gabriele D’Annunzio was literally shocked by its beauty. In Venice, he decided to live for quite a long period, in the famous Red House along the Grand Canal, where he would write and project his air raids during World War I. In Venice, he fell in love with Eleonora Duse, with Luisa Casati, with Olga Brunner and finally with Luisa Baccara. In Venice, he even held a public speech…
Coco Chanel as well fell in love with Venice: she was impressed by the particular red color Carpaccio used in his paintings at the Scuola Dalmata, by the fine enamels of the Golden Altarpiece in St. Mark’s, by the lively cultural atmosphere present in the Café Florian with its particular guests… One of such guests became an important friend of Coco’s: Sergej Djagilev.

Time: minimum 3 hours

Notes: The fare does not include entrance fees. When visiting religious buildings, an appropriate dress code has to be observed (no bare shoulders, no miniskirts, no shorts). The fare for groups has to be agreed with the guide.