Strolling Through Venice

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9780140146516: Strolling Through Venice

In this guide, John Freely brings Venice to life in a series of walks over mysterious bridges, through labyrinthine streets and into strange, almost inaccessible squares. Along with a topographical account of the lagoon, a summary history, visits to the islands, detailed descriptions of the Piazza San Marco, Basilica and Ducal Palace, he visits around 300 palazzi and all the city's 115 churches and 33 museums, as well as listing a wide range of hotels and restaurants and itineraries of the Vaporetto lines. He takes readers on a church-by-church and palazzo-by-palazzo boat tour of the Grand Canal to show us the buildings once linked with Byron and Browning, Monet and Maugham, Vivaldi and Wagner. And he includes full lists of doges, artists and architects, and opening hours.

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PRAISE FOR JOHN FREELY'S OTHER BOOKS
Strolling Through Athens
"A magnificent walking guide to the city...His knowledge is encyclopaedic ... he brings the millenniums of history alive. If you want a cultural guide to the ancient city, this is the one for you." Anthony Sattin, "Books of the Week," Sunday Times
Strolling Through Istanbul
" ... a classic. The best travel guide to Istanbul" The Times
The Western Shores of Turkey
" ... Enchanting guide ... a work of genuine scholarship, lightly worn and charmingly conveyed. I fell in love with the book and stayed enamoured until the final page." Paul Bailey, The Sunday Times
Inside the Seraglio
"Freely provides a fascinating, easy-to-follow overview, beautifully researched and riveting in its detail." Christopher Fowler, Independent on Sunday

PRAISE FOR JOHN FREELY'S OTHER BOOKS"
Strolling Through Athens"
*A magnificent walking guide to the city...His knowledge is encyclopaedic he brings the millenniums of history alive. If you want a cultural guide to the ancient city, this is the one for you.* Anthony Sattin, *Books of the Week*, Sunday Times"
Strolling Through Istanbul"
* a classic. The best travel guide to Istanbul* The Times "
The Western Shores of Turkey"
* Enchanting guide a work of genuine scholarship, lightly worn and charmingly conveyed. I fell in love with the book and stayed enamoured until the final page.* Paul Bailey, The Sunday Times"
Inside the Seraglio"
*Freely provides a fascinating, easy-to-follow overview, beautifully researched and riveting in its detail.* Christopher Fowler, Independent on Sunday"

PRAISE FOR JOHN FREELY'S OTHER BOOKS
Strolling Through Athens

*A magnificent walking guide to the city...His knowledge is encyclopaedic he brings the millenniums of history alive. If you want a cultural guide to the ancient city, this is the one for you.* Anthony Sattin, *Books of the Week*, Sunday Times
Strolling Through Istanbul

* a classic. The best travel guide to Istanbul* The Times
The Western Shores of Turkey

* Enchanting guide a work of genuine scholarship, lightly worn and charmingly conveyed. I fell in love with the book and stayed enamoured until the final page.* Paul Bailey, The Sunday Times
Inside the Seraglio

*Freely provides a fascinating, easy-to-follow overview, beautifully researched and riveting in its detail.* Christopher Fowler, Independent on Sunday"

About the Author:

John Freely (1926-2017) was one of the most widely respected writers of travel books, histories and guides about Greece and Turkey. He is the author of The Grand Turk, Storm on Horseback, Children of Achilles, The Cyclades, The Ionian Islands, The Western Shores of Turkey, Strolling through Athens, Strolling through Venice and the bestselling Strolling through Istanbul (all I.B.Tauris). He lives in Istanbul.

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