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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Politics of Washingby Polly Coles

    Robert Hale 2014; US$ 9.99

    This is the story of ordinary life in an extraordinary place. The beautiful city of Venice has been a fantasy land for people from around the globe for centuries, but what is it like to live there? To move house by boat, to get a child with a broken leg to hospital or set off for school one morning only to find that the streets have become rivers... more...

  • Venice in Environmental Peril?by Dominic Standish

    University Press of America 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...

  • The Honest Courtesanby Margaret F. Rosenthal

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 45.00

    The Venetian courtesan has long captured the imagination as a female symbol of sexual license, elegance, beauty, and unruliness. What then to make of the cortigiana onesta —the honest courtesan who recast virtue as intellectual integrity and offered wit and refinement in return for patronage and a place in public life? Veronica Franco (1546-1591)... more...

  • Veniceby William H. McNeill

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    In this magisterial history, National Book Award winner William H. McNeill chronicles the interactions and disputes between Latin Christians and the Orthodox communities of eastern Europe during the period 1081–1797. Concentrating on Venice as the hinge of European history in the late medieval and early modern period, McNeill explores the technological,... more...

  • Ripe for the Pickingby Annie Hawes

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; Not Available

    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...

  • Das Forum Romanumby Klaus Stefan Freyberger

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2010; US$ 20.46

    Ein Platz als Mittelpunkt der Welt: das Forum Romanum. Über 1500 Jahre römischer Geschichte haben hier ihre Spuren hinterlassen, und noch heute beeindrucken die Überreste der Tempel, Basiliken und Ehrenmonumente jeden Rombesucher. Doch wer traf sich auf dem Forum? Was tat man dort? Wer gab die Bauten in Auftrag, und wozu wurden sie benutzt? Neueste... more...

  • Top 10 Milan & The Lakesby Reid Bramblett; Roberta Kedzierski

    DK Publishing 2013; US$ 14.00

    Now available in PDF format. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Milan and the Lakes will lead you straight to the very best the region has to offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the best nightspots, this guide is the perfect pocket-sized companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10... more...

  • Top 10 Veniceby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2013; US$ 14.00

    Now available in PDF format. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Venice will lead you straight to the very best this city has to offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the best nightspots, this guide is the perfect pocket-sized companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists--from... more...