Discusses the influence of Venice on Hemingway’s writings. Zorzi comments on the intextuality of Across the River and into the Trees and its evocative descriptions of the Veneto lagoons and briefly discusses the genesis of “The Fable of the Good Lion” and “The Great Black Horse.” In English and Italian. Slightly revised version previously published as “Venice” in In Venice and the Veneto with Ernest Hemingway, edited by Rosella Mamoli Zorzi and Gianni Moriani. Venice: Supernova. 2011. 12-17.