There is something mystical and at the same time wordly behind the motto Nunquam Derelicta (“Never Abandoned”) carved on the walls of the Palazzo Ducale in Venice that perhaps represents the spirit of a unique city in the world more than anything else. Venice has survived sieges and invasions, clashes of power and pestilence. La Serenissima lived moments of glory and an unparalleled cultural and artistic splendor and inaugurated a new model of civilization based on courage, sharing, progress. Today the inhabitants of Venice tend more and more to leave the city to move on land, in the nearby cities. And yet, in the heart of every Venetian there is an unconditional and sincere affection for this city.

A city never abandoned by the love and admiration of the whole world.

The pastel color of the old buildings faded from the Sun, the dazzling gold of a summer sunset, the explosion of joy of the Carnival, the reflections of lights on the Canals or the colorful fireworks of the Redeemer’s Feast: in every moment of the year Venice knows how to wear a new dress, a new mask, mixing fantasy and mystery, melancholy and joy.

Venice is an eternal stage where the revel of the earth – just to use Lord Byron’s words – is performed every day. It’s tough to describe this unique city without being influenced by postcard cliches. For this reason we decided to let eight local Instagrammers born and raised in Venice speak and describe with their own words and pictures the beauty of La Serenissima.

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