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  • Venice Incognitoby James H. Johnson

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 47.95

    "The entire town is disguised," declared a French tourist of eighteenth-century Venice. And, indeed, maskers of all ranks?nobles, clergy, imposters, seducers, con men?could be found mixing at every level of Venetian society. Even a pious nun donned a mask and male attire for her liaison with the libertine Casanova. In Venice Incognito , James H.... more...

  • War, Diplomacy and the Rise of Savoy, 1690?1720by Christopher Storrs

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 64.00

    An account of the transformation of the state of Savoy under Duke Victor Amadeus II. more...

  • Luciaby Andrea Di Robilant

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95

    In 1787, the beautiful Lucia is married off to Alvise Mocenigo, scion of one of the most powerful Venetian families. But their life as a golden couple will be suddenly transformed when Venice falls to Bonaparte. We witness Lucia's painful series of miscarriages and the pressure on her to produce an heir; her impassioned affair with an Austrian officer;... more...

  • Veniceby Peter Ackroyd

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 21.00

    Peter Ackroyd at his most magical and magisterial -- a glittering, evocative, fascinating, story-filled portrait of Venice. In this sumptuous vision of Venice, Peter Ackroyd turns his unparalleled skill at evoking place from London and the River Thames, to Italy and the city of myth, mystery and beauty, set like a jewel in its glistening lagoon. His... more...

  • Venice is a Fish: A Cultural Guideby Tiziano Scarpa

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98

    Built on an inverted forest, paved with a tortoiseshell of boulders, Venice is a maze of tiny alleys, bridges and squares. Tiziano Scarpa wanders through the city, recounting the customs and secrets that only Venetians know. With everything from practical advice for aspiring Venetian lovers to hints at where to find the best bacaro, Scarpa waves the... more...

  • Venice Revealedby Paolo Barbaro

    Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 16.03

    Surrounded by the sea, cut by as many canals as streets, the city of Venice is unique. Built on fill reinforced with pilings made of huge tree trunks, it defies nature and belief. No city has been more often painted or written about, and it has been a tourist destination for centuries for its food, cafe and street life. But Venice is dying, literally... more...

  • DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Milan & The Lakesby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2013; US$ 25.00

    Now available in PDF format. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Milan & the Lakes will lead you straight to the best attractions this region in Italy has to offer. The guide includes unique illustrated cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of the city's stunning architecture, along with 3-D aerial views of the key districts to explore... more...

  • Top 10 Veniceby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2013; US$ 14.00

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Venice will lead you straight to the very best the city has to offer. Whether you're looking for things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the top place to eat, this guide is the perfect companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists--from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals. There's... more...

  • Ripe for the Pickingby Annie Hawes

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 14.38

    During the course of Annie Hawes' new book, local culinary superstar, Ciccio, gradually takes over as Annie's constant companion. How irresistible is a man who first demonstrates his affection and esteem by inviting her into his vineyard to help himmix up cow manure, which she spends the afternoon slapping onto an old pizza oven to improve its insulation,... more...

  • A History of Veniceby John Julius Norwich

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 27.18

    John Julius Norwich's dazzling history of Venice from its origins to its eighteenth century fall. 'Lord Norwich has loved and understood Venice as well as any other Englishman has ever done. He has put readers of his generation more in his debt than any other English writer' Peter Levi, The Sunday Times. more...