Tells the story of the life of the city of Venice, told by a descendant of an old and distinguished Venetian family. This work explores Venice's history, and describes the places, events, and people. Illustrated with images, it celebrates the beauty and strength of this unique city.
"Francesco's Venice", now available in paperback, is the extraordinary story of the life of this intriguing city, told by a descendant of an old and distinguished Venetian family. Francesco explores Venice's remarkable history, from the fifth century when the first settlers retreated to the safety of the lagoon and began to create their homes on its tiny islands, through its glorious years as a successful maritime nation, adept at trade, exploration, diplomacy and protecting its independence, to the fragile city of the twenty-first century. He vividly brings to life the places, events and people, including a colourful array of his own ancestors, that have sculpted this living theatre through the ages. Beautifully illustrated with stunning images by John Parker, "Francesco's Venice" celebrates the mesmerizing beauty and surpising strength of this unique city. The pbk edition is a smaller format (Crown Quarto) designed to appeal to the travel market.
Why buy from World of Books
Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.