Que C'est Triste Venise

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Que C'est Triste Venise (literal English translation: How Sad Venice Is) is a song written by Armenian-French artist Charles Aznavour and Françoise Dorin[1] and sung by Aznavour about Venice. It was first recorded in French by Aznavour in 1964, and later in Spanish (Venecia Sin Ti), German (Venedig im Grau), English (How Sad Venice Can Be or Venice Blue cover of Bobby Darin), and most notably in 1971 in Italian (Com'è Triste Venezia).

In 1964-1965 it was on Top Hit charts of Billboard (France,[2] Rio de Janeiro,[3] Brazil,[4] etc.) and was an international hit.[5]

Catalan singer Dyango recorded Venecia Sin Ti in 1994, to much praise.

Italian poet Giulia Niccolai dedicated her 'Como è trieste Venezia' love poem to Charles Aznavour (for his well-known song) and to Adriano Spatola.


In 1964 it received a Blason d'Or award as one of the top hits of the year.[6]


  1. ^ Billboard - 29 May 1965 - Page 20
  2. ^ Billboard, 1964
  3. ^ Billboard, 1965
  4. ^ Billboard, 1965
  5. ^ Billboard 5 Jun 1965
  6. ^ Billboard 29 May 1965