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5 edition of Companion guide to Venice found in the catalog.

Companion guide to Venice

Hugh Honour

Companion guide to Venice

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Published by Collins in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Venice (Italy) -- Guidebooks.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementHugh Honour.
    SeriesCompanion guides
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDG672 .H6
    The Physical Object
    Pagination287 p. :
    Number of Pages287
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20217928M
    ISBN 100002168022

    Laura Morelli, an art historian and trusted guide in the world of cultural travel and authentic shopping, leads you to the best of the city's most traditional arts: Murano glass, carnival masks, gondolas, lace, paper, and more. Packed with useful information on pricing, quality, and value, and with a comprehensive resource guide, Laura Morelli's Authentic Arts: Venice is the perfect guide for anyone wanting to bring home the unique traditions of Venice. The format is small enough that it is easy to carry around. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. The horses, Starke chimes in, are made of bronze gilt and, in her opinion, "extremely ill placed.

    Do you know how to tell the treasures from the trash? Where do Venetians go to escape the summer crowds? He offers detailed background information on Venice. A cross-referenced resource guide also offers listings by neighborhood. Works can belong to more than one series.

    What's the best way to tackle art-sightseeing in Venice? Colombo assures me it is "one of the finest squares in the world; not the largest — for Trafalgar Square is larger — or the most regular — for it is crooked compared with the Place de la Concorde — but it defies London and Paris to produce its equal. If you want to force a particular order, use the character to divide the number and the descriptor. A cross-referenced resource guide also offers listings by neighborhood. The palace was renovated by an unknown architect: many historians of Venetian architecture, including Elena Bassi, attribute the authorship to Giorgio Massari.


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Companion guide to Venice book

Given her extensive journeys throughout the continent and the sheer ubiquity of priceless works in Italy, the highest rating anything in Venice gets is!!

By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. And all the while the younger inhabitants parade around the square, chattering, flirting, quarrelling and staring at their visitors with that same unwinking gaze that Venetians have turned on their guests for the past five centuries.

Since I'm staring at a tower, I can reasonably deduce that it was rebuilt. While "rheumatism is prevalent," Karl explains, "its perfect immunity from dust is one of the chief advantages of Venice.

What's the best way to tackle art-sightseeing in Venice? The mai facade presents many of the distinctive features of the 18th-century Neoclassical architecture. My waiter wears a pristine white jacket and an oversized black bow tie and brings my club sandwich on a silver platter.

I wonder how my three Virgils would view such modern cruelties. The guide also has a general history of the Emilia-Romagna region and a discussion of the regional food.

THE COMPANION GUIDE TO VENICE

The Rough Guide provides a nice overview of the different sections of Venice e. Here's how you can find them. A minute walk can easily become a minute circuitous journey of dead ends.

They can transform sightseeing too. It isn't until I'm back inside that I discover the real Horses of St. The Grimanis, after having sold this mansion, bought it back and kept it until modern times.

If you're reading on your Kindle device, tablet, or smartphone, you can click directly on their street addresses for an interactive map, and link to their web sites and email addresses directly from the guide.

Venice is, apparently, notorius for poor food, at least compared to the rest of Italy.

Guide book for Venice

The book takes you through various sections of the city and includes a discussion of some of the lesser known sights. Mark, preside over the square. The facade of San Marco closes the scene in a glitter of golden mosaic and a bubbling of cupolas, while the great thick red campanile stretches up into the warm mothy darkness of the summer sky.

The book is divided by section e. The layouts of the churches and cathedrals are described, along with their art and history. Since the s, when Venice started to attract tourists, people have been writing guide books as well.

Tourist towns and tourist spots are notorius for bad food. This is true now more than ever before, as increasing numbers of carnival masks, glass, and other souvenirs flood into Venice, imported from overseas and passed off as authentic.

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such see Wikipedia: Book series. It is especially agreeable on those nights when the Venetian city band thunders away at some throbbingly romantic piece Laura Morelli helps you locate the city's most authentic artisans--those practicing centuries-old trades of mask making, glass blowing, wood turning, silk spinning, and other traditions.

The phrases are scattered throughout the dictionary, making it difficult to find a phrase since you have to guess where it might be included. The oldest of my three guidebooks, Travels in Europe Between the Years and was written by Starke, a pioneer of the modern travel guide and a bit of an anomaly in her time as a solo British female traveller.

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Download PDF Blue Guide Venice book full free. Blue Guide Venice available for download and read online in other formats. PDF Book Download Full PDF eBook Free Download autobiographies, biographies and fiction and lists books both in and out of print. Anderson's Travel Companion is arranged first by continent, then alphabetically by country.

Buy The Companion Guide to Venice (Companion Guides) by Hugh Honour (May) Paperback by (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible atlasbowling.coms: 7. The best guide book I have ever encountered and a book I found it impossible not to read from beginning to end.

OBSERVER There are few pleasanter ways of passing a summer's evening than sitting over a cup of coffee, and perhaps a glass of Aurum, in the Piazza San Marco.