The American author born in Illinois, on 1899 and Nobel Prize winner for Literature in 1954, fell in love with Italy and Veneto in particular; he loved spending his days in San Gaetano, a small village of the Caorle lagoon. He arrived here for the first time in the winter of 1948, as a guest of Baron Raimondo Nanuk Franchetti, with whom he shared a passion for huntin and a deep frindship. Hemingway dedicated some of the most beautiful pages of his book "Across the River and Into the Trees" published in 1950 to the laggon; in it, he also tells the story of the love of the protagonist for Renata, a noble 20 year old Venetian Lady.
Other important novels he wrote are " A Farewell to Arms", "For whom the Bell Tolls" and "The Old Man and the Sea".
Hemingway's book "Across the River and in the Trees" is set right here; in the Caorle lagoon which hosted the writer several times. Reading the book makes the visit of the place suggestive. It is possible to go among the casoni by bicycle, but also to take a boat trip along the lagoon.
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