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Fantastic new book!

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Fantastic new book!

I have just bought the most amazing new book on Venice. It is called "Secret Venice" and is by Thomas Jonglez and Paola Zoffoli. It was published last year and I bought it on Amazon where it was about £7.

As someone who has visited Venice more than 30 times I was sceptical that it would really provide information on Venice that was not already available in other books and would actually deliver "secrets" of Venice, but it really does.

The book is in a fairly small format, so it can be carried around, but has 400 pages packed with exceptional information accompanied by photos and illustrations. Apparently, the book took five years to research and I can believe it. I am in awe of the people who have put the information together - it's really old-fashioned, on-the-spot ,independent journalism.

The book is divided up into the different areas of Venice, but each "secret" is dealt with separately so you can dip in and out of it easily.

This is probably not a book for the first-time visitor or someone in Venice just for a few days - you could find yourself hardly moving much more than a hundred yards in a day! But for lovers of Venice I think it is a must.

The same publishers already have similar guides to other cities.

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1. Re: Fantastic new book!

Hi illyria2

Thanks for sharing....I'm sure it will benefit other travelers. !


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Sounds good illyria , always something new to find out as you say, ,

I will have to buy a new book case !!!!

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Just placed my order. Will be delivered second week in February. I'll have plenty of time to look it over before our next trip this coming September.

Even though it's early, I'm already feeling the excitement of returning to Venice. This week we made our flight arrangements....so I guess the trip is "a go".

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Thanks illyria. I will be on the lookout for it. It seems we can never get enough of Venice.

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Thanks, Illyria1, sounds very interesting.

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Illyria, remembering your brief but penetrating essay on Jane Austen and Jan Morris I reckon any book recommended by you must be worth getting ;-) I will order it tomorrow!

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Thanks, Illyria2, I've got that on order through Book Depository in the UK. (They're amazing, good prices and free delivery, even to Australia.) I do look forward to getting my nose into that book. 41 days now.

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Thanks, ordered it!

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Me, too!

It's on the way ;-)

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Thanks for the information...I just ordered from amazon for $14. Will be back to Venice in Jan 2012 my 4th time....can't get enough!