What Anna loves most about Venice
"It may sound strange, but what I love most about Venice isn’t just its romantic atmosphere, its many museums or the views of the lagoon. The most important thing for me is what the roots of this city represent. During the barbarian invasions, the inland populations were forced to flee to the lagoon to save themselves. There they found an inhospitable environment, which they stubbornly shaped to make it their home. On a wave of despair and the will to survive rests one of the most beautiful things that humanity has ever created. Venice is the urban expression of hope."