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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- UPA 2011; US$ 38.99
Venice is perceived to be in peril due to rising sea levels, tourism, and modern development. This book is based on interviews with Venetian environmentalists about Venice?s environmental risks, especially regarding the city?s anticipated mobile dams. It offers a ten-point proposal to modernize Venice while preserving its ancient heritage. more...
- Time Out 2010; US$ 9.99
Venice conjures images of gondolas drifting along misty canals and pigeon-feeding visitors dwarfed by the splendor of St. Mark?s. For tourists seeking these typical Venetian icons, this magical city will never disappoint. But for a more rounded experience, the longtime residents and experts who have contributed to Time Out Venice take readers down... more...
- Hg2 2010; US$ 12.00
Local Milan experts point the way to such must-sees as the world-class shopping in the quadrilatero d'oro (fashion's square mile), the city-wide ritual of "happy food" at happy hour, the chic and friendly famiglia restaurants, and the high-energy club scene. Immaculately designed and impeccably researched by writers who spend lengths of time visiting... more...