About this book
A story-filled portrait of Venice, packed with facts and conjuring up the atmosphere of the canals, bridges, squares, churches and markets. Looking at the history of the city from its first refugees to the tourist invasions of today, and everything in between, including the rise of the trading empire, the wars against Napoleon, the glass blowers of Murano, the carnival masks, the artists, the sieges, scandals and seductions.
Leads us through the history of the Venice city, from the first refugees arriving in the mists of the lagoon in the fourth century to the rise of a great mercantile state and a trading empire, the wars against Napoleon and the tourist invasions of today.
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