Item description for Insider's Venice (Insiders) by D. Eric Maikranz...
About the Book: To appreciate a city fully is to understand the underpinnings of its past. A city's history is made from a rich mlange of events, some well-known and others well-hidden. The Insider's series acts as a companion for those in search of the what, why, and when to better understand the city and its history. Venice --- La Serenissima, or "the most serene" --- is one of the most visited cities in the world. Famous for its winding canals, romantic gondolas, picturesque palazzos and magnificent St. Mark's Square, Venice is truly a museum city where every building is a masterpiece. In Insider's Venice, author D. Eric Maikranz explores little-known aspects of a selection of the city's famous and not-so-famous personalities and landmarks. His collection of captivating stories will make you pause, think and appreciate the city in its historical totality. From its centuries-long domination of the Mediterranean Sea to the adventures of Marco Polo, from the scandals of the Doges to colourful Carnival and from Casanova---the world's most famous libertine --- to great artists, musicians and composers, Insider's Venice offers captivating insight into this truly unique city.
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Studio: Times Editions - Marshall Cavendish
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.9" Width: 5.2" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Jun 15, 2005
Publisher Times Editions - Marshall Cavendish
ISBN 9812329455 ISBN13 9789812329455