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There is perhaps no other European city quite as romantic, as exquisitely beautiful or as enigmatic as Venice. In this definitive book, John Freely brings Venice - her past and her present - alive. Beginning at Piazza San Marco, Freely guides the reader on a series of carefully planned and unique walks radiating from the iconic Grand Canal into each of the city's sestieri. Through streets and squares, along canals, into churches, galleries, museums and palazzi; every major place of interest that the visitor could hope to see is illuminated. At each spot Freely peels back the layers of history to reveal the secrets of Venice. Practical and informative, richly coloured and bursting with history, myth and legend, Strolling Through Venice is the perfect guide for anyone who has fallen under the spell of this most enchanting city.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845115784
ISBN-10: 1845115783
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 126mm x 29mm)
Pages: 496
Imprint: Tauris Parke Paperbacks
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Freely

John Freely was born in New York and joined the US Navy at the age of seventeen, serving with a commando unit in Burma and China during the last year of World War II. He has lived in New York, Boston, London, Athens, Venice and Istanbul and has written over forty travel books, guides and books on history and architecture, most of them about Greece and Turkey. He is author of The Western Shores of Turkey (Tauris Parke Paperbacks), Strolling Through Athens (also Tauris Parke Paperbacks), the bestselling Strolling Through Istanbul and The Cyclades (I.B.Tauris).

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