This guide contains an encyclopaedic section on Venice, itineraries and a practical section, including addresses and telephone numbers, opening times of museums and details on hotels, restaurants, nightlife and shopping. The encyclopaedic section takes a look at the natural history of the Venetian Lagoon and archipelago; a detailed history of the Venetian Republic and its institutions; the Venetian language, furniture, costumes, fiestas, carnivals, regattas, gondolas; mosaics and gastronomy; 30 pages of hand-drawn architectural drawings of churches, bridges, palaces and belltowers; literature - Venice as seen by Goethe, Byron, Ruskin, James, Jan Morris; painting - Venice as seen by Turner, Renoir and Signac. The book also includes 11 detailed itineraries describing San Marco, the Grand Canal, Cannaregio, Castello, San Polo, Dorsoduro, Santa Croce, the Lido, Murano, Burano and Torcello, with 3 inserts presenting the Doge's Palace, the Basilica San Marco and the Venetian painting.
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Descripción Everyman Guides, 1993. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M1857158008