The soul of a city explored by famous writers.
“Venice! Is there a city more admired, more celebrated, more sung by poets, more desired by lovers, more visited and more illustrious?"
Guy de Maupassant,
, Gil Blas, May 5 1885.
"Naples is fascinating because each and every piece, fragment, or specimen reflects the present, the past and the future. One shouldn't be talking of a single Naples, but of many cities in one."
, Chêne, 1991.
“Nice appears to me like a beautiful courtesan, lying softly on the edge of her azure mirror, under the shade of her blooming orange trees, with her long hair let free in the breeze of the sea, with waves coming to wet her bare feet.”
Une Année à Florence
, Dumont, 1841.
“What was this Paris like? What a vague name! She repeated it [...] for the mere pleasure of it; it rang in her ears like a great cathedral bell; it shone before her eyes, even on labels of her pomade-pots.”
, Michel Lévy, 1857.
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"Here the light penetrates directly to the soul, opens the doors and windows of the heart, makes one naked [...] in a metaphysical bliss which makes everything clear without being known."
The Colossus of Maroussi
, Colt Press, 1941.
"The charm of modern London is that it is not built to last; it is built to pass. [...] It is an impulse that makes for creation and fertility."
The London Scene
in Good Housekeeping, 1931.