Donna Leon – I came to Venice for…

I came to Venice for the first time in 1968 and was lucky enough to…


“I came to Venice for the first time in 1968 and was lucky enough to make the acquaintanceship, and then the friendship, of two Venetians, Roberta and Franco, who remain my best friends here after almost 50 years.”
-Donna Leon

Donna Leon – Italians know about human nature…

Italians know about human nature – they understand human nature perhaps better than anyone else does…


“Italians know about human nature – they understand human nature perhaps better than anyone else does. They know that people are weak and greedy and lazy and dishonest and they just try to make the best of it to work around it.”
-Donna Leon