Encompassing all six districts of Cannaregio, San Polo, Dorsoduro (including the Giudecca), Santa Croce, San Marco (including San Giorgio Maggiore) and Castello - "The Secrets of Venice" gives the reader a virtual tour of one of the most mesmerizing cities in the world. With stunning photography and informative text highlighting the well known sights as well as the more secret corners of the city, from the impressive Grand Canal and the opulent Saint Mark's Basilica to the legendarily romantic Bridge of Sighs and the unbelievably picturesque and winding network of narrow canals, be inspired to visit or celebrate this wonderful city.
Venice is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Nevertheless, every day brings new discoveries in this city, says local architect Anna Sardi. She knows Venice like the back of her hand and is always on the lookout to find out about cultural events, from expositions connected to the biennale to concerts and films in pop-up venues. In The 500 Hidden Secrets of Venice she shares her favourite places and tips, and also provides a fresh perspective on the must-visit (cultural) spots. AUTHOR: Anna Sardi is a local architect who knows Venice like the back of her hand. SELLING POINTS: * The perfect book for those who wish to discover the locals' favourite spots in Venice, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe * Avoiding the usual tourist haunts, this affectionate guide provides a fresh perspective on the must-visit spots and introduces you to Venice's best-kept secrets * Includes 5 restaurants that most tourists will never find, 5 cosy markets in the open air, the 5 most beautiful buildings by architect Carlo Scarpa, 5 convents where you can spend the night, the 5 nicest bookshops for kids and much more 90 colour images
This book brings together researchers from different fields, traditions and perspectives to examine the ways in which place and space might (be) unsettle(d). Researchers from across the humanities and social sciences have been drawn to the study of place and space since the 1970s, and the term ‘unsettled’ has been an occasional but recurring presence in this body of scholarship. Though it has been used to invoke a range of meanings, from the dangerous to the liberating, the term itself has rarely been at the centre of sustained examination. This collection highlights the idea of the unsettled in the scholarly investigation of place and space. The respective chapters offer a dialogue between a diverse and eclectic group of researchers, crossing significant disciplinary and interdisciplinary boundaries in the process. The purpose of the collection is to juxtapose a range of different approaches to, and perspectives on, the unsettling of place and space. In doing so, Interdisciplinary Unsettlings of Place and Space makes an important contribution and offers new insights into how scholarship and research into different fields and practices may help us re-envision place and space.
Lonely Planet's Venice & the Veneto is your most up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Cruise the Grand Canal on a gondola, and trace the development of Venetian art at the Gallerie dell'Accademia- all with your trusted travel companion.
An evocative and fascinating portrait of Venice, Italy—the ultimate city where there are stories on every street and in every doorway, nook and cranny. What is it about Venice? The city empowers creativity, and is a place of art, artisans, and artistry, with a rich cultural and intellectual history. It’s also been facing major challenges—including a fragile ecosystem, significant depopulation and political volatility—leading to fears that the city will become an inauthentic museum for tourists. Neal Robbins examines this Italian city, reflecting on the changes he has seen since he first encountered it in the late 1970s—living with a Venetian family while he was a high school student—to quite recently, when, after nearly 50 years and a career as international journalist, he returned to see how the city has endured and changed. Drawing on his journalism background, Robbins brings deep research, curiosity, and keen insights to his personal experiences of the city, delivering a multi-dimensional profile of this enchanting place. Taking the reader down the city’s streets, into its churches and cafes, and onboard boats traveling through its canals and out into its vital lagoon, Robbins shares the city’s history, symbols, politics, and struggles, as well as its sounds, smells, animals, and many of its remarkable denizens. He draws upon exclusive interviews with Venetians from all walks of life—artisans, historians, a bank employee, authors, parents, a psychologist, an oceanographer, a funeral director, a nobleman and a former pop star—to share multiple personal interpretations of Venice as it was, as it is and what it can be. Readers will come away with a rich understanding and appreciation of Venice’s history and culture, the challenges it faces, and what it shows us all about the future.
Learn how to cook traditional Italian dishes as well as reinvented favorites, and bring Venice to life in your kitchen with these 100 Northern Italian recipes. Traveling by gondola, enjoying creamy risi e bisi for lunch, splashing through streets that flood when the tide is high—this is everyday life for Skye McAlpine. She has lived in Venice for most of her life, moving there from London when she was six years old, and she’s learned from years of sharing meals with family and neighbors how to cook the Venetian way. Try your hand at Bigoli with Creamy Walnut Sauce, Scallops on the Shell with Pistachio Gratin, Grilled Radicchio with Pomegranate, and Chocolate and Amaretto Custard.
Quick and easy to consult, the principal features of interest are described in the main Sights From A To Z section, with each entry cross-referenced to the large folded map that completes this handy map and guide pack. Detailed background information sets the scene: facts and figures about the people, religion, climate and economy, its culture and history, plus a round-up of associated famous people. Special features, colour photographs, colour maps and plans are found throughout the book and the well-organized Practical Information section ensures you can make the most of your stay.
The second edition of the Time Out Guide has been comprehensively revised and updated by writers who live and work in this most romantic of cities. It leads you through Venice's famous sights and on into the magical labyrinth beyond: down tiny alleyways to echoing churches filled with art treasures, stopping en route at the restaurants and bars that only Venetians know.
The author leads the reader along a sequence of Venetian trails, including familiar landmarks like the great Tintoretto-hung Scuola di San Rocco or the mosaics of Torcello, as well as the more secret haunts of ghosts, mysteries, scandals and superstitions. Venice, under his guidance, is revealed as a place of discovery, a living city at the heart of an open-air museum.
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A captivating compilation of essays, articles, and travelogues describes the magical city of Venice and its environs, covering such topics as Current Events, Food and Drink, and Museums and Monuments in works by Fred Plotkin, Jan Morris, Francine Prose, and Catharine Reynolds. Original. 15,000 first printing.
In Venice, tradition is still very much a part of the daily life and work of many craftsman who, often in tiny workshops hidden down narrow lanes, produce genuine masterpieces with their creativity and passion passed down from father to son. In this book, the author's intention was not only to illustrate an aspect of the city that is as little-known as it is precious, but also to create a visual memory for the new generations growing up in a world of sophisticated technology and who know nothing of the creative possibilities of expert hands. Thirty craftsmen including painters, sculptors, gondola makers and glass makers are profiled with several pages of photos and text devoted to each. This beautifully illustrated volume brings the reader into the studios and workshops of these artisans who honor traditions of quality that date back to the earliest Venetian guilds of the 13th and 14th centuries.
San Francisco is a city of neighborhoods, where fine restaurants are a part of everyday life. Savoring San Francisco gathers recipes from 100 of the city's favorite eating places, which range from boutique hotel dining rooms to tiny storefronts. One third of the restaurants in this second edition are new to Savoring San Francisco, as are over half of the recipes, which come from nationally acclaimed chefs as well as strictly local culinary heroes. The recipes range from simple ethnic offerings (Mango Chicken) to San Francisco classics (Hangtown Fry), and from elegant company dishes (King Salmon with Dungeness Crab Fondue) to Asian fusion cuisine (Wok-Roasted Mussels with Asian Aromatics) and everything in between. With photos and essays on the neighborhoods and special sections on artisan breads and cheeses, favorite local prepared foods, farmers' markets, and northern California ingredients like artichokes, salmon, and Dungeness crab, this stylish cookbook brings to life one of the world's most exciting food cities. Book jacket.