Here we have brought together a selection of profiles of some of the British and American visitors to Venice from the eighteenth to the twentieth century which are divided chronologically and geographically into three main groups.   We have also included some accounts from the many famous continental European visitors to the city in the other sections of the website.   Many of these figures, such as the eighteenth-century travelling tutor Joseph Spence, were birds of passage for whom Venice was a temporary stop-over on the tour; others, such as Henry James or Isabella Stewart Gardner, were seasonal migrants; and there is a third category, which includes figures like Byron, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu or Peggy Guggenheim, who became residents in the city and visitor attractions in their own right.   To follow in their footsteps, click on the icons above.