My name is Lucia Scarpa: my surname already tells part of my story, as it is the third most common in the Venice region, and it says I am a local, a true Venetian. Actually, to be precise, my roots are in the island of Murano, world famous for its artistic glassmaking, and where I was born and raised. My ancestors on my mother’s side, the Miotti family, have had an important art glass factory since the 1500’s, and are honoured by having a street in Murano named after them.
I currently live in Venice proper, a city I love deeply, a city that I live every day, a city that fascinates me more every day.
“There’s a town in this world,
so beautiful, yet so strange,
that it seems a playful mirage
and a vision from the deepest heart.
Enveloped in a rosy veil,
it sits with its churches, palaces, gardens,
suspended between two blues,
that of the sea and of the sky. (…)
Heart of a lioness, enchanting face,
you, Venice, the twice sovereign:
offshoot of strong Roman virtue,
bloom of all Italian grace.”