Italy's greatest novelist was Italo Svevo, born in Trieste, Italy, in 1861 to a wealthy Jewish family. Italo Svevo was not only a famous writer, but also a business executive in Murano. Part of the success of Veneziani antifoulings is due to him .
During his stay in Murano , Svevo wrote a number of short stories, now collected in the volume "Tales of Murano and Other Tales." In 1923 his first major work "The Conscience of Zeno" was published, a psychoanalytic novel, however, which aroused more interest abroad than in Italy. He died from a car accident in Motta di Livenza (TV).
"...I remember that one evening, in Venice, one was passing in a gondola through one of those canals of deep silence at every stretch interrupted by the light and noise of a street that suddenly opens onto it..."
("The Conscience of Zeno" by Italo Svevo)