Violin boat the canals of Venice

Thus, the violin was created. It is composed of several different kinds of wood, and has a space for a motor so it could travel along the canal. De Marchi chose to create this giant replica of a violin as a way of paying homage to Vivaldi, who was a Venetian himself. The giant violin intentionally ended at the church of La Salute, a church that was created as an offering to the Virgin Mary in exchange for relief from a vicious plague that hit Venice, as well as other regions in Italy. The circumstances mirrored the Coronavirus pandemic today, prompting De Marchi to remind his fellow Venetians that there is an end in sight.