The Companion Guides have already taken the reader to the Greek Islands, Paris, the South of France, London and Rome. Here...

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THE COMPANION GUIDE TO VENICE

The Companion Guides have already taken the reader to the Greek Islands, Paris, the South of France, London and Rome. Here Hugh Honour provides a similar tour of Venice. His is an intelligent, feeling approach to the historical, artistic and architectural riches of the city, with an emphasis on the cultural and a willingness to draw on the classics for commentary. Most of his chapters are devoted to a building or a group of buildings which the traveler may conveniently visit in a single morning or afternoon; two later chapters featuring a journey on the lagoon and a visit to terra firma, where Venetians maintain their villas, are full-day jaunts. Appendices note places of interest not mentioned in the text, rate hotels and restaurants, and list some books about Venice, also shops for various purchases and services.

Pub Date: March 16, 1966

ISBN: 1900639246

Page Count: -

Publisher: Harper & Row

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1966