A Traveller'S History Of Venice
A Traveller'S History Of Venice

A Traveller'S History Of Venice

  • Publish Date: 2005-09-30
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Peter Mentzel
Brand: Interlink Pub Group Inc
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A Traveller's History of Venice presents a concise and readable overview from the fifth century to the perils of flood and tourism that face Venice today.
The main theme is the unique place that Venice has occupied in the history of Europe in general and Italy in particular. While Venice has been politically part of a united Italy since 1866, its development tied it as much to the Eastern Mediterranean and the Levant as to the Italian peninsula. It is this diverse cultural mix which has made Venice such a fascinating, even magical place.
There are special reference features on the islands in the lagoon, the history of the gondola, Venice's main churches, galleries and museums. Through anecdote and information A Traveller's History of Venice allows every reader to enjoy the riches and quirks of this unique city.

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