The Chapters

A Beautiful Woman in Venice contains 28 chapters about Venetian women from all walks of life. They are writers, composers, musicians, courtesans, journalists, playwrights, artists, and translators. They race boats, make lace, build churches, run orphanages, and change the course of revolutions. They protect, they survive, they find their voices, and they triumph. Read their stories and be inspired by history. The following pages arrange the women by the centuries in which they lived.