Read this book, about Venice, Fenice, and a few people who have lived there: a poet, a lamp artist, an american philanthropist... and the aftermath of Fenice's fire, the Venetian Operahouse that went in flame in 1996. This is a nonfiction book read like a fiction.
I did not find it as good as I thought it was going to be. The story was more towards the life of each of the character the author inquisited. Some of them were not even original Venetian, so I didnt get the feeling of the true Venice which I was hoping for.