Along with words written and pictures printed, Venice has
been captured in great measure also on film. If you think
you ’d prefer to see Venice in motion, rather than
print, in order to get a feel for the place and give you
some encouragement prior to going, there are numerous travel
videos/DVD’s available together with a considerable
amount of online clips - some professional, some less so
but still good quality at times and worth searching for.
Some websites are specifically set up for travellers to
offer video clips of everything from sightseeing and places
of interest to nightlife and shopping and hotels and canals.
These are free to view and are particularly insightful and
is such a sight. As well as the aforementioned, clips on
tours, the Venice Carnival, cultural things to see and the
quite simply a glimpse into the beauty and magic of Venice
are available here.
has an amazing selection of video clips on Venice covering
probably everything as far as experiencing the sights and
sounds of the city. Over 100 clips alone on this site.
Much like novels and murder mystery books set in Venice,
this unique and individual city has also been the setting
for some renowned and critically acclaimed movies. Most
recently, Al Pacino starred as Shylock in The Merchant
of Venice – the Shakespearean classic set in
16th century Venice and filmed on location.
Also of late, the late Heath Ledger portrayed the legendary
lothario, and son of Venice, Casanova, and Donald Sutherland
and Julie Christie starred in the creepy thriller Don’t
Look Now back in the ‘70’s, with scenes
set in the city.
Did you Know?!?
The 2007 and most recent Venice Film Festival was the
celebration’s 75th anniversary and featured
no fewer than 57 films during the period.