Brunetti's Venice: Walks with the City's Best-Loved Detective

Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
1
Free sample

An armchair traveler’s companion to Donna Leon’s Brunetti mysteries: “a splendid present for mystery-fiction fans [or] travel-lit buffs” (Tom Nolan, The Wall Street Journal).
 
Follow Commissario Guido Brunetti, star of Donna Leon’s international bestselling mystery series, on over a dozen walks that highlight Venice’s churches, markets, bars, cafes, and palazzos.
 
In Brunetti’s Venice, tourists and armchair travelers follow in the footsteps of Brunetti as he traverses the city he knows and loves. With his acute eye, fascination with history, ear for language, passion for food, and familiarity with the dark realities of crime and corruption, Brunetti is the perfect companion for any walk across La Serenissima.
 
Over a dozen walks, encompassing all six regions of Venice as well as the lagoon, lead readers down calli, over canali, and through campi. Important locations from the best-selling novels are highlighted and major themes and characters are explored, all accompanied by poignant excerpts from the novels. This is a must-have companion book for any lover of Donna Leon’s wonderful mysteries.
Read more
Collapse

About the author

Dr. Toni Sepeda has been Professor of Literature and Art History in Northern Italy for the University of Maryland for over 15 years. She has long conducted individual, authorized tours of Brunetti’s Venice.
 
Donna Leon is the author of the internationally bestselling Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery series. The winner of the CWA Macallan Silver Dagger for Fiction, among other awards, Leon was born in New Jersey and has lived in Venice for thirty years.
Read more
Collapse
3.0
1 total
Loading...

Additional Information

Publisher
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Read more
Collapse
Published on
Apr 8, 2009
Read more
Collapse
Pages
256
Read more
Collapse
ISBN
9780802199843
Read more
Collapse
Read more
Collapse
Read more
Collapse
Language
English
Read more
Collapse
Genres
Travel / Europe / Italy
Travel / Special Interest / Literary
Read more
Collapse
Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
Read more
Collapse
Read Aloud
Available on Android devices
Read more
Collapse
Eligible for Family Library

Reading information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

eReaders and other devices

To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.
MODERN ROME: 4 GREAT WALKS FOR THE CURIOUS TRAVELER, an alternative guidebook, is the latest in the Curious Traveler Series by acclaimed travel writers Dianne Bennett and William Graebner. Designed for the tens of thousands of visitors who have seen Rome's major attractions or seek an off-the-beaten path experience, it features over 60 color photos, 4 detailed maps, and entertaining and informative commentary. Following the success of ROME THE SECOND TIME: 15 ITINERARIES THAT DON'T GO TO THE COLISEUM, Bennett and Graebner offer 4 new Rome walks, all outside the city's tourist core, all easily accessible by Metro or tram, and all in neighborhoods where Romans live and work. GARBATELLA: GARDEN CITY SUBURB is a guided tour through one of the city's most engaging and mysterious planned communities, a 1920s creation featuring curving streets, enchanting stairways, interior courtyards, and some of the most unusual public housing ever built. EUR: MID-CENTURY SPECTACLE features a dramatic locale, now a center of Rome's business community, but planned and constructed in monumental style to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1922 Fascist March on Rome. On the opposite side of the city, a walk through Flaminio introduces Rome's sensational 21st-century, starchitect-designed cultural centers, and, across the Tiber, the suggestive site of the 1960 Olympic Games, the Foro Italico, a virtual Mussolini theme park built by the Duce in the 1930s. A fourth, stairways walk begins in Trastevere's back yard, winding up, down, and around Rome's 8th hill, the Gianicolo, traversing a 17th-century villa, a compelling 1941 monument to the Italian unification movement, and one of the smallest and most charming temples in all of Italy. Bennett and Graebner provide more tantalizing tours, information, and Book Updates on their blog at www.romethesecondtime.com. Pack your bags. Bring your curiosity.
©2019 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google|Location: United StatesLanguage: English (United States)
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.