Violin boat the canals of Venice

A 39 foot long violin took its first ride down Venice’s Grand Canal, carrying a string quartet that played one of Antonio Vivaldi’s famous pieces, “Four Seasons”. The giant violin, known as “Noah’s Violin” is a statement piece created by Livio De Marchi, an artist from Venice. De Marchi conceived this idea during the 2020 lockdown in Italy, due to the Coronavirus pandemic. During what was a dark time for many people in Italy, and around the world, De Marchi wanted to resurrect hope, in a way that highlighted his artistic talents and capabilities. The name “Noah’s Violin” is a nod to the infamous “Noah’s ark” which also was created for the same purpose.