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A Thousand Days in Venice
Marlena de Blasi
A Thousand Days in Venice UK edition book coverA Thousand Days in Venice book coverCan a divorced American chef find happiness with a Venetian bank manager who resembles Peter Sellers? Marlena de Blasi tells us the answer in a delightful book about falling in love with a man and a city.
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Living in Venice
Elizabeth Vedrenne
A private home tour of Venice, with 360 color photos of residences that range from traditional to ultramodern.

Venetian Life
Venetian Life book coverW.D. Howells
This delightful book was written by a young journalist who spent three years as American Consul to Venice in the 1860s.
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Venice: The Art of Living
Frederic Vitoux, photos by Jerome Dablay
Private palazzi, apartments, artisans' workshops, and the everyday life of Venice are featured in this handsome coffeetable book with 430 color photos.
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Venice: Places and History
Danilo Realto
Hundreds of color photographs (including magnificent aerial views) enhance this reasonably priced, large-format book on Venetian history, neighborhoods, festivals, and neighboring islands. 
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Venice: The Four Seasons
Lisa St. Aubin de Teran, photos by Mick Lindberg
A novelist and mother of three children describes everyday life in modern Venice from a foreign resident's point of view. Photos by Mick Lindberg.
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(US title: The World of Venice)
James Morris The World of Venice book coverJan Morris Venice book coverJan Morris (James Morris)
The noted British travel writer's entertaining blend of history, social commentary, and personal narrative is the definitive "must read" introduction to Venice and Venetians.

The Cats of Venice
The Cats of Venice book coverShin Otani
Shin Otani's photo book celebrates the feline citizens of La Serenissima. It's the perfect souvenir or gift for anyone who loves Venice--or cats.
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