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Gregory Dowling and Alberto Toso Fei - Venice in the 18th century

On Tuesday, April 12 2016 at 6 p.m., the Hotel Saturnia & International is glad to host Gregory Dowling and Alberto Toso Fei,  two writers and lovers of the history of Venice and its most hidden secrets. During the debate, they will make you relive the 18th century Venetian charm.

Alberto Toso Fei, one of the most representative venetian natives, published several books based on Venice and its surroundings’ mysteries and has enjoyed a considerable success and inspired some tv programs and short films.

Gregory Dowling, grew up in Bristol (UK); in 1981 he moved to Venice, where we works as an Associate Professor of American Literature at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. Meanwhile, he published some thriller novels that take place in Italy and England.

This meeting will be the occasion to retrace the ancient path of the city built on water, discovering some unexpected legends and anecdotes, thanks to two of the most well-known experts about 18th century Venetian history.

During the evening, Gregory Dowling will introduce his new masterpiece, ‘Ascension’ (published in 2015). This novel tells about Alvise Marangon, a man born in Venice and grown up in London, who decides to return home changing his identity (from a spy to a tour guide), in order to protect a young Englishman and his tutor.

A wonderful travel will lead the reader through the typical venetian ‘calli’ and canals letting him feel the magic of the city. The main character will be unexpectedly involved into a mixture of conspiracy and murder situations. Alvise has a difficult and dangerous mission, saving Venice’s destiny.

Free entrance (reservation required) until April, 8 at or at 041/5208377

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