The City of Falling Angels Setting & Symbolism

John Berendt
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Venice

Venice is the setting of the story. The real story of Venice lies within the Venetian citizens, some of whom Berendt interviews to discover the real Venice, not just the tourist attraction. Venice is surrounded with mystery and aura, entrapped in maze-like alleyways. It is the history and the future of Venice that is portrayed throughout the novel.

The Fenice Opera House

The Fenice opera house is a historic landmark in Venice. It is the home to many performers throughout the year, every year. It is while the Fenice was under construction that the fire started and destroyed most of the famous opera house. The Fenice is one of Venice's most treasured landmarks.

The Fenice is the subject of most of the novel as Berendt interviews and questions people about the process of the rebuilding. The Fenice comes under many arguments and intense discussion as the city...

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